His State was Divine - Andersen


This hymn about Jesus was written by by Australian Fr Frank Andersen

It was originally published in the "Everything I Possess" collection, which was renamed Galilee Song, and so is included in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC collection, which is still available. Both of there include lead-sheet style sheet music.

The song is based on Philippians 2:6-11, which is one of the prescribed scripture readings for Palm Sunday in the Catholic church.

The tune was written by Fr Andersen: it is in a minor key (Em in the original printing), with a 6:8 time signature. The tune is in two parts which seem like a chorus / verse structure - although there are different words for each version of the chorus.



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Original recording - small group with band:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
His state was divine, his gift was himself.
Poured out for us he became like us
And was more humble still even accepting death,
Death on a cross.

1 God raised him high giving him that name
That goes beyond all names: Jesus, the Lord.

2. Let every voice proclaim in joy:
Jesus is Lord. Glory to God.


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His state was divine, his gift was himself.
Poured out for us he became like us
And was more humble still even accepting death,
Death on a cross.

1 God raised him high giving him that name
That goes beyond all names: Jesus, the Lord.

2. Let every voice proclaim in joy:
Jesus is Lord. Glory to God.


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