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Honour and happiness unite - The Christian
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Christian.

1. Honour and happiness unite
  to make the Christian's name a praise;
how fair the scene, how clear the light,
  that fills the remnant of his days! (PDF - Midi)

2. A kingly character he bears,
  no change his priestly office knows;
unfading is the crown he wears,
  his joy can never reach a close,

3. Adorned with glory from on high,
  salvation shines upon his face;
his robe is of the ethereal dye,
  his steps are dignity and grace,

4. Inferior honours he disdains,
  nor stoops to take applause from earth:
The King of kings himself maintains
  the expenses of his heavenly birth.

5. The noblest creature seen below,
  ordained to fill a throne above;
God gives him all he can bestow,
  his kingdom of eternal love.

6. My soul is ravished at the thought!
  Methinks from earth I see him rise!
Angels congratulate his lot,
  and shout him welcome to the skies!

William Cowper, Complete Poetical Works, ca. 1853, 261.

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