1 GAZING on Thee, Lord, in glory,
While our hearts in worship bow,
There we read the wondrous story
Of the cross --- its shame and woe.
2 Every mark of dark dishonour
Heaped upon Thy thorn-crowned brow,
All the depths of Thy heart's sorrow
Told in answering glory now.
3 On that cross alone --- forsaken ---
Where no pitying eye was found;
Now to God's right hand exalted,
With Thy praise the heavens resound.
4 Did Thy God e'en then forsake Thee,
Hide His face from Thy deep need?
In Thy face, once marred and smitten,
All His glory now we read.
5 Gazing on it we adore Thee,
Blessed, precious, holy Lord;
Thou, the Lamb, alone art worthy,
This be earth's and heaven's accord.
6 Rise our hearts, and bless the Father,
Ceaseless song e'en here begun,
Endless praise and adoration
To the Father and the Son.