Lord, Enthoned in Heavenly Splendor
Based on Bryn Calfaria, this anthem comes in two versions (included here) - the second version includes an additional stanza, just in case your choir is feeling frisky! SATB with organ. A great rollicking piece!
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor,
First begotten from the dead,
You alone, our strong Defender,
Now lift up Your people’s head.
Jesus, true and living Bread!
Here our humblest homage pay we,
Here in loving reference bow;
Here for faith’s discernment pray we,
Lest we fail to know thee now.
Thou art here, we ask not how!
Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Thine angels hail Thee,
Branch and Flower of Jesse’s stem.
We in worship join with them.
Life imparting heavenly Manna,
Smitten Rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship You, the Lamb Who died.
Risen, ascended, glorified!