219. Lord, What Is Man? 'Tis He Who Died

6-8s.
by J.G. Deck
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Lord, what is man? 'Tis He who died
 
And all Thy nature glorified;
 
Thy righteousness and grace displayed
 
When He for sin atonement made;
 
Obedient unto death, was slain—
 
Worthy is He o'er all to reign.
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:4)
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3)
“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.” (John 17:1)
“And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (John 17:5)
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:11)
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:8)
“Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12)
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Thy counsels ere the world began,
 
All centered in the Son of Man;
 
Him destined to the highest place,
 
Head of His church through sovereign grace;
 
To Him enthroned in majesty,
 
Let every creature bend the knee.
“Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” (1 Peter 1:20)
“For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.” (Hebrews 7:26)
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18)
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” (Philippians 2:10)
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Worthy, O Son of Man, art Thou
 
Of every crown that decks Thy brow;
 
Worthy art Thou to be adored,
 
And owned as universal Lord;
 
Oh, hasten that long-promised day,
 
When all shall own Thy rightful sway!
“His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.” (Revelation 19:12)
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” (Revelation 19:6)
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20)
“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.” (Ezekiel 21:27)