by Gideon Burton
a remix of Parley P. Pratt's "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth
Once humbly born, a lowly lamb and meek;
once groaning in his bloody tears and loss;
once left alone, rejected, bowed and weak;
once weighted down while lifted on the cross --
In glory now returns to waiting earth,
His chariot a blaze of fiery cloud;
in glory comes to give us second birth,
the Savior meek and mild with thunder loud.
Exalted to a throne, Almighty King,
debased no more, ascendent and supreme.
With hosts of angels shouting as they sing,
He breaks the night with morning's brightest beams.
I shouldered all, all suffering I bore;
my sacrifice complete, I bear no more.
Photo: flickr - brainedge