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Hymn: Let others boast their ancient line (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Let others boast their ancient line

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM and two 8s

Tune: Ascription

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 365, click to see hymnal pages


Let others boast their ancient line,

In long succession great;

In the proud list let heroes shine,

And monarchs swell the state:

Descended from the King of kings,

Each saint a nobler title sings.

Pronounce me, gracious God, thy son,

Own me an heir divine;

I'll pity princes on the throne,

When I can call thee mine:

Seepters and crowns unenvied rise

And lose their luster in mine eyes.

Content, obscure, I pass my days,

To all I meet unknown,

And wait till thou thy child shalt raise

And seat me near thy throne.

No name, no honors, here I crave,

Well pleased with those beyond the grave.

Jesus, my elder brother, lives,

With him I too shall reign;

Nor sin, nor death while he survives,

Shall make the promise vain:

In him my title stands secure,

And shall while endless years endure.

When he in robes divinely bright,

Shall once again appear,

You too, my soul, shall shine in light,

And his full image bear:

Enough! I wait the appointed day,

Blessed Saviour haste, and come away.