278. We give immortal praise

1 We give immortal praise
to God the Father's love
for all our comforts here,
and better hopes above:
he sent his own
eternal Son,
to die for sins
that man had done.

2 To God the Son belongs
immortal glory too,
who bought us with his blood
from everlasting woe:
and now he lives,
and now he reigns,
and sees the fruit
of all his pains.

3 To God the Spirit's name
immortal worship give,
whose new-creating power
makes the dead sinner live:
his work completes
the great design,
and fills the soul
with joy divine.

4 Almighty God, to thee
be endless honours done,
the undivided Three,
and the mysterious One:
where reason fails
with all her powers,
there faith prevails,
and love adores.

Text Information
First Line: We give immortal praise
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) (alt.)
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Church Year: Trinity; Holy Spirit: inspiration of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CROFT'S 136TH
Contributor (melody and bass): William Croft (1678-1727)
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Key: C Major
Source: Melody and bass contributed to Playford's The Divine Companion, 1709

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