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43 Dactylic

JESUS, our Saviour, we gladly adore Thee,
Joyfully Thee as our Lord do we own;
Blest in Thy presence we worship before Thee,
Thou who are worthy to sit on the throne.
How hast Thou triumphed, and triumphed with glory!
Battled death's forces, rolled back every wave!
Can we refrain then from telling the story,
How Thou art Victor o'er death and the grave?
"Lord, what is man?" we would break forth exclaiming;
Jesus, the crowned One, the Lamb that was slain!
Joyful, we own Thee, Thy praises proclaiming;
Death Thou hast vanquished by rising again.
"Lord, what is man?" Yes, with deep adoration,
Gladly prolong we this wonderful theme;
Jesus, divine One, Thou Head of creation,
Head of Thy church and o'er all things supreme!

H.D'A. Champney

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