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Down From His Glory

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I long to hear songs with Doctrine in them again. Songs about the Godhead, Baptism in Jesus Name, and The Blood, to name a few. Here is my second post in the old song series.

This beloved song, which so gloriously articulates the revelation of the Mighty God in Christ, has inspired generations of Oneness Pentecostals and was perhaps Bro. Booth-Clibborn’s most enduring contribution to our movement.

William Booth-Clibborn was the grandson of General William Booth, British founder of the Salvation Army.


Down From His Glory

by William Booth-Clibborn

Down from his glory, Ever living story,
My God and Savior came, And Jesus was his name,
Born in a manger, To his own a stranger,
A man of sorrows, tears and agony.

Oh, how I love him, How I adore him,
My breath my sunshine, My all in all,
The Great Creator became my Savior,
And all God’s fullness dwelleth in him.

What condescension, Bringing us redemption;
That in the dead of night, Not one faint hope in sight,
God, gracious, tender, Laid aside His splendor,
Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.

Without reluctance, Flesh and blood His substance,
He took the form of man, Revealed the hidden plan.
O glorious myst’ry, Sacrifice of Calv’ry,
And now I know Thou art the great “I Am.”

Written by Martyn Ballestero

July 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

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  1. Thanks for the Song. I love the song about the Revelation.

    Steve Epley

    July 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

  2. I love this song and the message! My daughter sang this song with her (secular, public) high school choir! Several hundred people got to hear the message!

    Paul Weaver

    July 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  3. Haven’t heard this song in years. Thanks for sharing.

    Mark S McKinney

    July 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  4. Always one of my favorites! I remember Bro. Jonathon Alvear singing it in our church in Romeoville many years ago! One thing that I couldn’t help noticing was how the older saints responded while the younger generation seemed unaffected! I pray our kids will get a revelation!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    July 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

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