The lyrics of Jesus My Splendor, inspired by Psalm 8:5 and Hebrews 2, speaks of the glory and honour that only God can bestow.
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:Psalm 8:5-6
Hebrews Chapter 2 expanded on these two verses. The “him” refers to man but it also refers to Jesus.
2 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.Hebrews 2
The reason Jesus was made a little lower than the angels. The reason He was crowned with glory and honour is so that He can taste death for every man.
By doing this, He brought many sons to glory. He became the captain of their salvation.
Let’s sing this praise song to Him.
Jesus My Splendor Lyrics
Words & music by Ronnie Lew Copyright 2006 New Creation Church Singapore
Verse C F Jesus, You are my splendour Dm You’ve adorned me G C And brought me to Your throne C F You’ve crowned me with glory and honour Dm G7 Cos You’ve placed me in Your worth Chorus C Dm7 My righteous-ness, holi-ness Em F Are found in You my sacrifice Am Em F G Just as You are, so am I C Dm7 I’m justified, sanctified Em F I live my life for Your honour Dm G7 C I’m a child of the Lord Most High
Jesus My Splendour Chords
Verse [C] [F] [Dm] [G] [C] [C] [F] [Dm] [G7] Chorus [C] [Dm7] [Em] [F] [Am] [Em] [F] [G] [C] [Dm7] [Em] [F] [Dm] [G7] [C]
This song reminds me of a sermon that Joseph Prince preached in 2011 titled God Has Crowned You With Glory And Honor! Here is an excerpt where he explained Isaiah 55:2-3 where we are encouraged to listen carefully, incline my ear, and hear.
Full sermon is available at https://www.josephprince.com/sermons/god-has-crowned-you-with-glory-and-honor/video?sku=20110102VJ
Note: The correct title of this song is Jesus My Splendour. Singapore uses British English officially. 🙂