98. Gazing on the Lord in Glory

Gazing on the Lord in glory,

While our hearts in worship bow,

There we read the wondrous story

Of the cross—its shame and woe.

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Every mark of dark dishonor

Heaped upon the thorn-crowned brow,

All the depths of Thy heart’s sorrow

Told in answering glory now.

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On that cross alone—forsaken—

Where no pitying eye was found;

Now to God’s right hand exalted,

With Thy praise the heavens resound.

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Did Thy God e’en then forsake Thee,

Hide His face from Thy deep need?

In Thy face, once marred and smitten,

All His glory now we read.

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Gazing on it we adore Thee,

Blessèd, precious, holy Lord;

Thou, the Lamb, alone art worthy,

This be earth’s and heaven’s accord.

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Rise our hearts, and bless the Father,

Ceaseless song e’en here begun,

Endless praise and adoration

To the Father and the Son.