‘Lord, I lift your name on high’ is a song by Rick Founds dating back to 1989.
The chorus is particularly striking:-
You came from heaven to earth
To show the way
From the earth to the cross
My debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
From the grave to the sky
Lord I lift Your name on high
I have long thought that I had come across something similar to this in the writings of one of the Puritans.
At last, I believe I have found it.
Richard Baxter (1615-1691), in The Saint’s Everlasting Rest writes:-
‘Is it a small thing in your eyes to be loved by God- to be the son, the spouse, the love, the delight of the King of glory? Christian, believe this, and think about it: you will be eternally embraced in the arms of the love which was from everlasting, and will extend to everlasting- of the love which brought the Son of God’s love from heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave, from the grave to glory– that love which was weary, hungry, tempted, scorned, scourged, buffered, spat upon, crucified, pierced- which fasted, prayed, taught, healed, wept, sweated, bled, died. That love will eternally embrace you.’ (Emphasis added)
A coincidence? I have no idea if Rick Founds had ever read this quote. But maybe the lightning of inspiration does occasionally strike twice.