Christ My Song - 1278
Sweet is the savour of his name
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Sweet is the savour of his name.
"I am alive for evermore." (Revelation 1,18)
2. He once was dead, the very same
who sits on yonder throne above;
who bears in heav'n the greatest name,
whom angels serve, whom angels love.
3. He once was dead, the very same
who made the worlds, a work of power;
who now upholds the mighty frame,
and keeps it till the final hour.
4. He once was dead, the very same
who soon will come with glory crowned;
his breath shall kindle then a flame
that shall consume the world around.
5. He once was dead, the very same
at whose command the dead shall rise,
to sorrow some, and endless shame,
and some to everlasting joys.
6. He once was dead, but now he lives,
his glory fills all heav'n above;
its blessedness to heav'n he gives,
the fountain he of joy and love.
7. His people shall his triumph share,
with him shall live, with him shall reign;
In heaven their joy is full, for there
they see the Lamb for sinners slain.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 639.