Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2013 Richard St.James

Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned

Words by Samuel Stennett, 1727-1795

Music by Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872

JDM Music © 2013 - Deborah Martin


1. To Christ, the Lord, let ev’ry tongue
Its noblest tribute bring:
When he’s the subject of the song,
Who can refuse to sing!
Who can refuse to sing!

2. Survey the beauties of his face,
And on his glories dwell;
Think of the wonders of his grace,
And all his triumphs tell,
And all his triumphs tell.

3. Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
Upon his awful brow;
His head with radiant glories crowned,
His lips with grace o’erflow,
His lips with grace o’erflow.

4. No mortal can with him compare,
Among the sons of men:
Fairer he is than all the fair
That fill the heav’nly train,
That fill the heav’nly train.

5. He saw me plunged in deep distress,
He flew to my relief;
For me he bore the shameful cross,
And carried all my grief,
And carried all my grief.

6. [His hand a thousand blessings pours
Upon my guilty head;
His presence gilds my darkest hours,
And guards my sleeping bed,
And guards my sleeping bed.

7. To him I owe my life, and breath,
And all the joys I have:
He makes me triumph over death,
And saves me from the grave,
And saves me from the grave.]

8. To heav’n, the place of his abode,
He brings my weary feet;
Shows me the glories of my God,
And makes my joys complete,
And makes my joys complete.

9. Since from his bounty I receive
Such proofs of love divine,
Had I a thousand hearts to give,
Lord, they should all be thine!
Lord, they should all be thine!

Majestic Sweetness - Samuel Stennett

Words by Samuel Stennett, Music by Thomas Hastings,

Born: June 1, 1727, Exeter, England

Died: August 24, 1795, London, England.  

Buried: London, England.

Dr. Samuel Stennett was born in Exeter, in 1727. Sammuel Stennett

He was converted and was baptized when young. Like his father he was a man of superior talents and great erudition. Ivimey says:

“His proficiency in Greek, Latin and Oriental tongues and extensive acquaintance with sacred literature, are so abundantly displayed in his valuable works that they cannot fail to establish his reputation for learning and genius.

Dr. Samuel Stennett was a hymn writer of note. He wrote the beautiful and well known hymn, “Majestic sweetness sits enthroned upon the Saviour’s brow;” also “On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand.”

Can you see the majestic sweetness that sits enthroned?

Majestic Sweetness - PSALM 45: 1-8

by Richard St.James © 2013