Scripture Verse

[He] took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud, in The Dis­ci­pline of the Unit­ed Free­will Bap­tist Church, ed­it­ed by John El­li­ott & Sam­uel Ste­vens (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­sy­lvan­ia: D. Heartt, 1819).

Music: Bris­tol (Ra­vens­croft) from Tho­mas Ra­vens­croft’s Psal­ter, 1621 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Down from the worlds of ra­di­ant light
Behold the Sav­ior come,
To ran­som souls from end­less night
And bring the wan­der­ers home.

He calls us to His dear em­brace
From mi­se­ry and des­pair,
Bids us re­ceive His won­drous grace,
And seek sal­va­tion there.

We come, Em­ma­nu­el, at Thy call,
Believe Thy glad­den­ing Word,
Renounce our sins, our­selves, our all,
And glo­ry in our Lord.

Salvation to Mes­si­ah’s name
With grate­ful hearts we sing,
And join our voic­es to pro­claim
Our Sav­ior and our king.

Immortal praise to God be­longs
For such un­fathomed love;
Join, all be­low, in rap­tur­ous songs,
And shout, ye hosts above.