God the Father has exalted
Jesus Christ, the Lord of all,
Who has emptied self of glory,
Took our human nature's thrall;
In obedience, He was humbled
Taking even cross and death;
Now creation shouts in wonder
"Christ is Lord" with ev'ry breath!
As the Cross is boldly lifted
And the faithful now embrace
What was once a thing so shameful,
Now the hope of all our race,
Let us, marked with Cross, and baptized,
Shout this news throughout the earth:
Through the Cross, our God has conquered!
Through it, come to His new birth!
87.87. D, no tune suggested
James Michael Thompson, (c) 2009, World Library Publications