642. The God of Abraham praise

1 The God of Abraham praise
who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting Days,
and God of love:
Jehovah, great I AM,
by earth and heav'n confessed;
we bow and bless the sacred name,
for ever blest.

2 The God of Abraham praise,
at whose supreme command
from earth we rise, and seek the joys
at his right hand:
we all on earth forsake,
its wisdom, fame and pow'r;
and him our only portion make,
our shield and tow'r.

3 The God of Abraham praise,
whose all-sufficient grace
shall guide us all our happy days,
in all our ways:
he is our faithful friend;
he is our gracious God;
and he will save us to the end,
through Jesus' blood.

4 He by himself has sworn -
we on his oath depend -
we shall, on eagles' wings upborne,
to heav'n ascend:
we shall behold his face,
we shall his pow'r adore,
and sing the wonders of his grace
for evermore.

5 The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high;
'Hail, Father, Son and Holy Ghost!'
they ever cry:
Hail, Abraham's God and ours!
We join the heav'nly throng,
and celebrate with all our pow'rs
in endless song.

Text Information
First Line: The God of Abraham praise
Title: The God of Abraham praise
Author: Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799 (alt.)
Meter: 66 84 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Faith, Trust and Commitment; Grace and Providence; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving (12 more...)
Source: Hebrew "Yigdal"
Tune Information
Meter: 66 84 D
Key: e minor
Source: Traditional Hebrew melody

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