Christ My Song - 1321
To heaven's eternal King
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To heaven's eternal King.
"Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his." (Psalm 30,4)
2. He once was found with men,
a man of sorrows he;
he bore his people's sentence then,
he bore it on the tree.
3. He suffered in their stead;
he saved his people thus;
the curse that fell upon his head.
was due, by right, to us.
4. 'Twas love that brought him down,
the purest, strongest love;
he bore the cross, he won the crown,
and now he reigns above.
5. The praise of saints be giv'n
to him who worthy is;
he died on earth, he lives in heav'n;
eternal praise be his.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 204.