The hymn I Gave My Life For Thee has the following verse (emphasis added):
My Father's house of light,
My glory-circled throne
I left for earthly night,
For wanderings sad and lone
It appears to present the speaker, Jesus, as having a "glory-circled throne" that He left when He came to this world. However, does Jesus instead teach that He won't sit on His throne before the Second Coming (Matt. 19:28; 25:31; Luke 1:32)? Furthermore, don't the Scriptures teach that at present, rather than being on the throne, Jesus is "seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens" (Heb. 8:1, NKJV, emphasis mine; cf. 12:2)? It seems as if He isn't seated on the throne even now but is rather seated next to the throne. (Actually, this isn't entirely accurate. See "Update.")
Am I missing something? Can Jesus be spoken of as having a "glory-circled throne" before His first coming, one that He left behind after coming to earth?
Update: Jesus certainly can be spoken of as being enthroned ever since His ascension: "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne" (Revelation 3:21, NKJV, emphasis added). But is Jesus spoken of as being enthroned prior to His incarnation?