Come Every Joyful Heart

By , June 23, 2012

Gordon Rumford Ministries - Daily Devotional - Come Every Joyful HeartPhilippians 2:6-8 (NIV)

Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God
something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death —
even death on a cross!

1. Come every joyful heart,
That loves the Saviour’s name.
Your noblest powers exert
To celebrate His fame:
|:Tell all above and all below,:|
The debt of love to Him you owe.

2. He left His starry crown,
And laid His robes aside;

On wings of love came down;
And wept, and bled, and died:
|:What He endured
no tongue can tell,:|
To save our souls
from death and hell.

3. From the dark grave He rose—
The mansion of the dead;
And thence His mighty foes
In glorious triumph led:
|:Up through the sky
the Conqueror rode,:|
And reigns on high,
the Saviour God.

4. From thence He’ll quickly come—
His chariot will not stay—
And bear our spirits home
To realms of endless day:
|:There shall we see His lovely face,:|
And ever be in His embrace.

5. Jesus, we ne’er can pay
The debt of love we owe;
Yet grant us day by day
Our gratitude to show;
Our life, our all, to Thee we give,
To Thee, by whom alone we live.

 

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