2066. Our Place; At Jesus’ Feet

by Charles H. Spurgeon on October 14, 2016

No. 2066-35:45. A Sermon Delivered On Lord’s Day Evening, June 8, 1879, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

At his feet. {Lu 7:38}

For other sermons on this text:
   {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 801, “Woman Which Was a Sinner, The” 792}
   {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2066, “Our Place: At Jesus’ Feet” 2067}
   {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 3359, “Penitence, Pardon and Peace” 3361}
   Exposition on Lu 7:18-50 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2876, “Christ’s Crowning Glory” 2877 @@ "Exposition"}
   Exposition on Lu 7:24-50 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2484, “Very Friend You Need, The” 2485 @@ "Exposition"}
   Exposition on Lu 7:36-48 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 3550, “Earnest Entreaty, An” 3552 @@ "Exposition"}
   Exposition on Lu 7:36-50 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 3015, “Two Debtors, The” 3016 @@ "Exposition"}

1. The Easterners pay more attention to posture than we do. They are demonstrative, and express by outward signs much which we do not express, or express less energetically. In their courts certain positions must be taken up by courtiers. Oriental monarchs are approached in positions which indicate the greatness of the king and the submissiveness of the petitioner. So, in their worship, the Easterners abound in postures significant of the humility which should be felt in the presence of God. Most of us think very little indeed of outward postures, perhaps we do not even think enough of them. Inasmuch as in devotion we think little of the position of the body, let us pay all the more attention to the posture of the soul; and if it seems to us to be a matter of indifference whether a man prays standing as Abraham did, or sitting as David did, or kneeling as Elijah did; yet let us take care that the posture of the soul is carefully observed. One of the best positions in which our heart can be found is at Jesus’ feet. Here we may fall, or here we may sit, and follow excellent examples to our very great benefit.

2. The first thing that is necessary for spiritual life at all, is to recognise the presence of Jesus, and to come into relationship with him. To look at him is salvation. Just as to look at the bronze serpent was healing, so to look at Jesus Christ brings eternal life to the soul. After we have come to look at Jesus, and so there is a connecting link between us and him through which salvation comes to us, we are described as being in various positions with regard to our Lord. We are on his heart. Just as the priest of old carried the names of the twelve tribes, so Jesus carries all his people on his heart; and that is the place where we are at this time. There are favoured times when, like John also, we are on his bosom. We feel his heart beating with true affection for us. We not only believe his love, but there is a kind of sense — which I may not call sense either, for it does not belong to the physical forms of sensation, but there is a kind of spiritual sensitivity which causes us to feel that Jesus loves us. We seem to say, “God is love, I know, I feel”; for in our very hearts the love of God is shed abroad by the Holy Spirit. Then are we raised to his bosom; and it is a blessed posture to be in.

   Oh, that we could with holy John
   For ever lean our heads upon
   The bosom of our Lord!

We are described, also, as being in the hand of Christ. All his saints are in his hand. He gives to them eternal life, and they shall never perish, for he says “no one shall pluck them out of my hand.” See your position in the hollow of his hand, while in the Father’s hand the hand of Christ is embraced, and he tells us “no one is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”

3. Then, too, we are described as being on his shoulders. Does not the good Shepherd, when he finds the straying sheep, cast it upon his shoulders and carry it home? When Aaron stood pleading before the Lord he not only carried the names of the tribes upon his breastplate, but he had them in ouches of gold upon his shoulders. Christ carries us on the heart of his love and on the shoulders of his power. So we are perfectly safe.

4. You see, then, where we are; and I do not want you to forget this, while I urge upon all the Lord’s people that they should seek to be “at his feet.” You can keep all the other positions, and this too; for, though that would be impossible for the body, it is quite possible for the spirit. The highest delight and the fullest assurance are perfectly consistent with the lowliest reverence. You may rise even to the Master’s lips, until you can say with the spouse, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for his love is better than wine”; and yet you may still be lying at his feet, conscious of your unworthiness, and bowed into the very dust under a sense of his love.

5. We must leave those other positions, and consider the one in our text. And we have only two remarks to make — namely, first, that at his feet is a becoming posture; and, secondly, at his feet is a helpful posture.


7. This is proper because of the majesty of his person. Since he is divine, “at his feet” is the creature’s becoming place. Jesus is “God over all, blessed for ever.” Let us exhibit the lowliest reverence whenever we think of him. He comes very near us, and, we sing at the communion table —

   His sacred name a common word
      On earth he loves to hear;
   There is no majesty in him
      Which love may not come near.

But there is majesty: there is divine majesty. Jesus is our brother, but he is the firstborn among many brethren. He has a human head, but on that head are many crowns. He wears a nature like our own, but that nature is in union with his Godhead, and we cannot think of him without bowing with lowly adoration before him. The sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars make obeisance to this star of Bethlehem. All the sheaves bow before this Joseph’s sheaf, as it stands upright in the midst. Jesus, you are he whom your brethren shall praise! All your mother’s sons shall bow down before you, for you are very glorious. Behold! every tongue shall confess that you are Lord, and every knee shall bow before you. Therefore with glad prostration of spirit we bow at your feet even now.

8. We may well bow at his feet when we remember the unworthiness of ourselves. We are insignificant creatures. That is saying little. We are sinful creatures. Even though we have been redeemed by his precious blood, and shall never come into condemnation if we are indeed believers, yet we “were by nature children of wrath, even as others.” Undeserved mercy has made us what we are; and if, even now, his grace were withdrawn from us, we are fit fuel for the fires of hell. There is nothing in ourselves for which we can boast; and, when we come near to Jesus, our place is “at his feet.” There may be some — no, I think there cannot be among his people any — who would aspire to any higher position than “at his feet” when they think of their sinnership; when they even think of their wanderings since they have known his love, of their shortcomings and coldness of heart towards him. But if there are any who can take a higher place, I know that I cannot. Oh, if I may only sit for ever at his feet, if I may only look up, and bless him, that he loved me and gave himself for me, it shall be everlastingly heaven for my spirit! And do you not say the same? Oh, utter nothingness, you are something as compared with us; for we are less than nothing! The blank of nothingness did not stand in God’s way when he came to create; but in us there was an opposition to the divine will — something, I say, which was worse than nothing, which resisted our Lord’s grace; but he has triumphed, and he has saved us, and now it is ours, with deep humiliation, to lie “at his feet.”

9. “At his feet,” again, is a place well suited to us, because of his well-beloved claims upon us. As many of us as have been renewed by grace have been rescued from the slavery of Satan, and we have come into the sweet service of Christ, and now it is our great joy to call him Master and Lord. When we are right-minded we make a full submission of everything to him. We place “at his feet” all our time, our talents, our substance. We desire to bring every thought into captivity to his dear sway. Our ambition is that he would rule us entirely. It is a sceptre of grace with which Jesus reigns over his trusting people, but it is quite as powerful as the iron sceptre. Oh, that he would use it, and crush our lusts with it, and break our sinful desires with it like potter’s vessels, until we should be entirely given up to him!

   In my spirit rule and conquer,
      There set up thy eternal throne;
   Wean my heart from every creature,
      Thee to love, and thee alone.

This is the Christian’s desire. He would lie joyfully submissive at the Saviour’s feet, completely subjected by the conquering Lord.

10. Once more: he is all in all, and we would lie at his feet to find salvation in him, and seek it nowhere else. Perhaps I am speaking to those who long after eternal life, and are crying after salvation. Come, beloved friend, I do not know you, but my Lord does; come and lie at his feet, and cry, “I never will depart until you speak peace to me.” You are not far from finding peace in Christ when you are satisfied that you cannot find it anywhere else. When you are weaned from every hope except what is found in Jesus, you will soon have a hope in him. Come, lie prostrate there, and say, “If I perish here, I will perish ‘at his feet.’ ” No one perishes there. Beneath the cross, where the full sacrifice was offered, there I cast myself. I will never stir an inch beyond this. If the eternal thunderbolts can strike the cross, they shall blast me at the very same time, for here I will stay. At Jesus’ feet, I lie, in despair concerning everything else, but with strong resolve never to go away from him, resolved with him to live or die. This is what I mean, then, by the posture of being at Jesus’ feet.

11. But now remember, dear friends, that at Jesus’ feet is the position which the very brightest of the saints delight to take up. When John was on the Isle of Patmos, and saw his Master whom he loved, he did not attempt to place his head upon his bosom. Remember his words: “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.” Now if such a one as John the Divine lay there, that is a high enough place for you and for me. “At his feet.” Oh, let us get there! Down, down, down, high looks! Proud thoughts, down with you! Legal hopes, self-confidence, down with you! Away, away, with everything that lifts up man; and may Christ alone be exalted while we lie at his feet; for if we do not bow willingly, we shall have to come to it by a humbling experience. The Lord has put all things under his feet; let us put ourselves “at his feet.” If we will not accept him now to be our Master and Lord, we shall be flung into the wine-press of the wrath of God, and then he shall trample on us in his wrath and crush us in his severe displeasure. May God save us from such a doom, and may we rejoice to be at his feet.

12. II. Now we shall attend to our second observation. We have shown, I think, that it is a becoming posture; but now, secondly, IT IS A VERY HELPFUL POSTURE.

13. Turn to my text and see that it is a very helpful posture for a weeping penitent. “Behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat dining in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping.” It helps us to repent. Do not go and stand at Moses’ feet. You will never repent there. To stand at the foot of Sinai and tremble may have its uses; but gospel repentance does not spring from legal terror. Gracious tears are wept at Jesus’ feet. Oh, if you would have your heart broken until the rock shall gush with rivers of repentance, stand at Jesus’ feet. Stand there now. If you would have a tender heart, think of the Beloved who died for you! Think of how those feet were pierced. This woman could not see that, for it was not then done; but you can see it, and note where the nail has bored each blessed foot.

14. “At his feet” is the best place for a penitent, for it helps faith; for as you look down at those dear feet, and think, “He is God, and he became a man to suffer in my place, and those dear feet were pierced so that my heart might be delivered from death,” you will find faith spring up in your soul at the sight of the great Substitute. Such faith will bring with it pardon. Standing at his feet, you will find him turn his head, and say to you what he said to the woman, “Your sins, which are many, are forgiven you. Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Repentance, apart from Christ, will need to be repented of. Repentance at Christ’s feet is the only repentance worth having. When you do weep for sin, so that you cannot see Christ through your tears, away with them. Unbelieving tears are not such as God delights in. But it is a sweet, sweet thing to taste a salt repentance, and then to taste the honey of a honeyed pardon: to have the soul smarting, and then to have it rejoicing too, because it stands at Jesus’ feet.

15. And let me say to all weeping penitents — Get away to Jesus’ feet, because it is there your love will flow, and there you will begin to think of doing something for him who will blot out your sin. Did not this woman unbind the luxuriant tresses of her head to make a towel? Did she not, instead of pitcher and basin, use the fountains of her eyes, indeed, the fountains of her heart, with which to bathe his feet? And then for ointment she broke the alabaster box, and kissed, and kissed, and kissed, and kissed again those dear, dear feet of him who had brought salvation to her. Oh penitents, I urge you do not stand outside in the cold porch with Moses, but come indoors, where Jesus welcomes you; and stand at his feet, and he will give you that blessed repentance in a godly way, which shall bring you an answer of peace, and shall nourish life in your soul.

16. “At his feet,” then, is a helpful posture to the weeping penitent.

17. Now you have your Bibles open at Luke’s seventh chapter, turn over to the eighth chapter. You know the story of the man who had a legion of demons in him who used to cut himself, and who lived among the tombs. Now we read, “They went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus.” {Lu 8:35}

18. At Jesus’ feet is the best place for a new convert. What a state of mind and body this poor man must have been in who was possessed by demons who carried him over hill and dale and field and flood, he did not know where! Men bound him with chains, but like another Samson, he snapped them. He tore himself with flints and knives and thorns. Poor wretch! he did not rest day nor night; but always with his dolorous cry he made the night hideous, so that those who passed by the cemeteries were startled, feeling that they had come near the gates of hell. A whole legion of demons dwelt within this poor wretch; and when Christ cast all the demons out of him, he must have been spent and exhausted, just as after a delirium there seems no life left. He needed rest. Where was he to get it? He sat at Jesus’ feet. Do you know why he rested there? It was because he felt the devil could not press on to Jesus’ feet. He felt quite sure the devil would never enter into his body again while he sat at Jesus’ feet. Why, no; the demons had been afraid of Jesus, and had gone into the swine, and rushed into the sea, to escape from him. While he sat at the feet of that great One who had rescued him from so terrible a fate, he seemed to feel, “I am safe here.” At Jesus’ feet he plucked up courage; and gathered strength! With his new clothes on (he had not worn any for many a day), and his tangled hair combed out again, and his poor face, that had been covered with filth, all cleansed again, I can hardly imagine the pleasurable sensation and the happiness that he felt, except I remember how I have sometimes felt myself, after sharp pains and long diseases, when I have come outside to breathe the fresh air again, free from pain. Convalescence is very sweet, and accurately pictures how souls feel when they get Christ at last. “He has saved me, but, oh! I am weary, I am weary. I will sit at his feet.” And as we sit at his feet, we feel all weariness pass away.

19. “Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” We see a new heaven and a new earth, and we are made completely new creatures, and where should we sit except at his feet who makes all things new? You who have found Christ, and now greatly need rest, do not try to find rest anywhere except in him. Come, and sit “at his feet.” Have no more cries, no more fears, no more doubts, no more despairs. Christ has saved you. Sit still and remember what he has done, and what he is doing. Sit still and look up at his dear face, and say, “Blessed be the Altogether-Lovely One who plucked me out of the jaws of hell, and delivered me from between the teeth of the dragon.” Oh dear friends, there is no rest like resting at Jesus’ feet!

   Here it is I find my heaven
   While upon the cross I gaze.

20. Now, turn with your finger a little farther to the forty-first verse of the same chapter and you will find out that “at Jesus’ feet” is a very helpful posture for a pleading intercessor — for one who is himself saved, and is pleading for others. “Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: for he had only one daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying.”

21. Many of us know what it is to intercede with God for others; but there is no interceding that is so efficacious as what is done at Jesus’ feet. When your heart breaks — when you feel that you do not deserve the mercy that you are seeking for — when, like Abraham, you cry, “I, who am only dust and ashes, have taken upon me to speak to the Lord,” it is then that you prevail. Lie “at his feet.” But do not lie there as if it were someone else’s feet. Let it be Jesus’ feet, the feet of your dear Lord, who came to save you. Lie there, and say, “Lord, save my daughter. Lord, save my wife,” or, “Lord, have mercy upon my wandering, wilful boy, and save him, for your mercy’s sake.” Plead with your whole soul. Plead persistently; but do not plead despairingly.

22. If you are at Jesus’ feet, you are near to the fountain of help. You are near to him who tenderly loves you, one who would not have had feet if he had not loved mankind, for he took his body upon him out of love, and his feet are a part of his body. Oh, to experience the presence of Christ when we pray, for if not we pray out into the open common, or across the cruel sea. I like praying right into the Mediator’s ear. It is grand praying when Jesus is near, and you speak to him as a man speaks to his friend. I pray like this now. “Lord, have mercy upon my congregation. Save the people. Lord, have mercy upon those whom I have prayed for many a time, who still are not renewed in heart.” We always prevail when we pray like this! When I know that I have gained Christ’s ear I look for the answer as confidently as I expect an answer to a letter that I send by post. Some of our prayers do not go that way for lack of our believing that he is, and that he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him; but when we believe that he will hear us, he does hear us. So, Jairus, if your daughter is sick, pray for her, but do it “at Jesus’ feet.” You have an ungodly relative, and you have prayed often, but perhaps you have not prayed at Jesus’ feet, and I urge you now to try that hallowed place.

23. This fourth time will you turn a little further, to Lu 10:39? “She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word”; so that “at Jesus’ feet” is the fitting place for a willing learner. A lowly sense of our own ignorance so that we do not dare to sit higher than “at his feet,” but a believing confidence in his infinite wisdom so that we do sit “at his feet” to learn about him — this is suitable. How much better scholars we should be if we tried to learn at Jesus’ feet! Some even of the Lord’s people are a great deal too knowing. Many a boy at school does not learn anything from an excellent teacher, for he is conceited: he knows nothing, and he teaches himself. I am afraid we are like that scholar. We know nothing, and we teach ourselves. We have prejudices — opinions of what truth ought to be. This is evil. But, oh, it is very sweet to feel, “I do not know anything. I come, and take the Bible, and ask it to photograph itself upon my heart!” Some minds are like stained glass windows; they shut out much of the light, and the little light that does struggle through, they colour after their own manner. It is good to be plain glass, so that the Lord’s light, with all its colour and delicacy of shade, may come in just as it comes from heaven, with nothing gathered from ourselves. Beloved, I pray the Lord to free us all from prejudice, from self-conceit, and from opinions which originate with others.

24. We must learn at Jesus’ feet; not at the feet of man, when man goes away from Christ. At times the Lord may send a man whom he teaches, and what we gather from him may be God’s own voice to us. Still we must always be ready to discriminate between what the man says about himself, and what he says in his Master’s name; for there is a grave difference. “At Jesus’ feet” we must take up our seat. Dear young men, who are beginning to study theology, and who wish to become teachers of others, do not give yourselves up to any system, and say, “I follow this doctor, or that.” John Wesley is not our master; but Jesus Christ. John Calvin is not our master, but Jesus Christ. It does not matter how great and good these men were: they were worthy of the love of all the church of God, but we do not call them Rabbi. We may follow the man as far as the man follows Christ, but not an inch farther. We must sit at Jesus’ feet, humble, teachable, childlike, confidently believing what Jesus says, but having no “know” of our own — taking it all from him.

25. But my time fails me, and so I must take you to the last example that I will give you in Luke. Look at Lu 17:16 — the chapter which I read to you. We find that the Samaritan who had been healed fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks. Well, then, that position is most helpful for every grateful worshipper. I think I see the angels and the blood-bought ones beginning one of their celestial chorales. The eye of my imagination is almost struck with blindness as I gaze upon the scene. They are all brighter than the sun, and the whole company shines with the light of more than a thousandfold midday. Hear them as they begin the rapturous strain! Their notes how sweet, how seraphic, as they praise the eternal Father and the glorious Lamb of God and worship! We hear the song. How it swells! Listen to the soft touches of the harpists playing on their harps! Do you see how the singers and the players of instruments seem caught up in the ecstasy? But notice! as the song rises they begin to bow. As it rises higher they bow lower, and lower, and lower. Listen! The enthusiastic fervour of their love has made them lift their loudest hallelujah; and lo! they cast their crowns at his sacred feet. The whole company are still lifting up the song to its utmost glory, but immediately they fall on their faces, prostrate before the throne. “At his feet” is their loftiest position. Let us imitate them, and making the worship more ecstatic than before, bow before him.

   Lo, at his feet, with awful joy,
      The adoring armies fall!
   With joy they shrink to nothing there,
      Before the eternal All.

So let us praise him for all that he has done for us; and, as we praise him, let us sink lower, and lower, and lower, until in ourselves we are nothing and only Christ lives in us. Let no thought of self, nor wish for self, nor dream of self intrude, but let Jesus be all in all. “At his feet,” there our heaven shall be found. When our soul is deepest bathed in grateful praise we shall fall down on our faces and worship the Lamb. May the Lord bless you, and keep you at his feet for ever. Amen.

[Portions Of Scripture Read Before Sermon — Lu 17:1-19 Ps 2]
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Jesus Christ, Second Advent — ‘His Name Shall Endure For Ever’ ” 353}
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Jesus Christ, Names and Titles — Friend” 378}
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Jesus Christ, Sufferings and Death — A View Of Christ Crucified” 281}
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Jesus Christ, His Praise — Crown Him” Verse 1 of 417}

Jesus Christ, Second Advent
353 — “His Name Shall Endure For Ever” <7.6.>
1 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed;
      Great David’s greater Son!
   Hail, in the time appointed,
      His reign on earth begun!
   He comes to break oppression,
      To set the captive free,
   To take away transgression,
      And rule in equity.
2 He shall come down like showers
      Upon the fruitful earth;
   Love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
      Spring in his path to birth;
   Before him, on the mountains,
      Shall peace, the herald go;
   And righteousness, in fountains,
      From hill to valley flow.
3 Arabia’s desert ranger
      To him shall bow the knee:
   The Ethiopian stranger
      His glory come to see;
   With offerings of devotion,
      Ships from the isles shall meet,
   To pour the wealth of ocean
      In tribute at his feet.
4 Kings shall fall down before him,
      And gold and incense bring;
   All nations shall adore him,
      His praise all people sing:
   For he shall have dominion
      O’er river, sea, and shore,
   Far as the eagle’s pinion,
      Or dove’s light wing can soar.
5 For him shall prayer unceasing
      And daily vows ascend;
   His kingdom still increasing,
      A kingdom without end;
   The mountain dew shall nourish
      A seed in weakness sows,
   Whose fruit shall spread and flourish,
      And shake like Lebanon.
6 O’er every foe victorious,
      He on his throne shall rest;
   From age to age more glorious,
      All blessing and all blest.
   The tide of time shall never
      His covenant remove;
   His name shall stand for ever,
      That name to us is — Love.
                  James Montgomery, 1822.

Jesus Christ, Names and Titles
378 — Friend
1 A friend there is — your voices join,
   Ye saints, to praise his name!
   Whose truth and kindness are divine,
   Whose love’s a constant flame.
2 When most we need his helping hand,
   This Friend is always near;
   With heaven and earth at his command,
   He waits to answer prayer.
3 His love no end or measure knows,
   No change can turn its course;
   Immutably the same it flows
   From one eternal source.
4 When frowns appear to veil his face,
   And clouds surround his throne,
   He hides the purpose of his grace,
   To make it better known.
5 And if our dearest comforts fall
   Before his sovereign will,
   He never takes away our all,
   Himself he gives us still!
6 Our sorrows in the scale he weighs,
   And measures out our pains;
   The wildest storm his word obeys,
   His word its rage restrains.
                        Joseph Swain, 1792.

Jesus Christ, Sufferings and Death
281 — A View Of Christ Crucified <8.7.>
1 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,
   Which before the cross I spend,
   Life and health, and peace possessing,
   From the sinner’s dying Friend.
2 Here I’ll sit for ever viewing
   Mercy’s streams, in streams of blood;
   Precious drops! my soul bedewing,
   Plead and claim my peace with God.
3 Truly blessed is this station,
   Low before his cross to lie;
   While I see divine compassion
   Floating in his languid eye.
4 Here it is I find my heaven,
   While upon the cross I gaze;
   Love I much? I’ve move forgiven;
   I’m a miracle of grace.
5 Love and grief my heart dividing,
   With my tears his feet I’ll bathe,
   Constant still in faith abiding,
   Life deriving from his death.
6 May I still enjoy this feeling,
   In all need to Jesus go;
   Prove his wounds each day more healing
   And himself more fully know.
                     James Allen, 1757
                     Walter Shirley, 1770.

Jesus Christ, His Praise
417 — Crown Him
1 All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
      Let angels prostrate fall;
   Bring forth the royal diadem,
      And crown him Lord of all.
2 Crown him, ye martyrs of our God,
      Who from his altar call;
   Extol the stem of Jesse’s rod,
      And crown him Lord of all.
3 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
      A remnant weak and small,
   Hail him who saves you by his grace,
      And crown him Lord of all.
4 Ye Gentile sinners, ne’er forget
      The wormwood and the gall;
   Go — spread your trophies at his feet,
      And crown him Lord of all.
5 Babes, men, and sires, who know his love,
      Who feel your sin and thrall,
   Now joy with all the hosts above,
      And crown him Lord of all.
6 Let every kindred, every tribe,
      On this terrestrial ball,
   To him all majesty ascribe,
      And crown him Lord of all.
7 Oh that with yonder sacred throng,
      We at his feet may fall;
   We’ll join the everlasting song,
      And crown him Lord of all.
                  Edward Perronet, 1780, a.

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