Here we see the Bishop's throne. The bishop’s throne (‘kathedra’ in Greek), carved locally, is the only surviving piece of the original woodwork inthe chancel. It is the symbol of the bishop’s authority and office as a teacher and leader of mission, and makes this a ‘cathedral’ church.
1. Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
first begotten from the dead,
thou alone, our strong defender,
liftest up thy people's head.
Jesus, true and living bread!
2. Here our humblest homage pay we;
here in loving reverence bow;
here for faith's discernment pray we,
lest we fail to know thee now.
thou art here: we ask not how.
3. Though the lowliest form doth veil
thee as of old in Bethlehem,
here as there thine angels hail thee,
branch and flower of Jesse's stem.
we in worship join with them.
4. Paschal Lamb, thine offering finished
once for all when thou wast slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall forevermore remain,
cleansing souls from every stain.
5. Life-imparting heavenly manna,
stricken rock with streaming side,
heaven and earth with loud hosanna
worship thee, the Lamb who died.
risen, ascended, glorified!