420. Father of everlasting grace

1 Father of everlasting grace,
thy goodness and thy truth we praise,
thy goodness and thy truth we prove;
thou hast, in honor of thy Son,
the gift unspeakable sent down,
the Spirit of life, and power and love.

2 Send us the Spirit of thy Son,
to make the depths of Godhead known,
to make us share the life divine;
send him the sprinkled blood to apply,
send him our souls to sanctify,
and show and seal us ever thine.

3 So shall we pray, and never cease,
so shall we thankfully confess
thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love;
with joy unspeakable adore,
and bless and praise thee evermore,
and serve thee as thy hosts above:

4 Till, added to that heavenly choir,
we raise our songs of triumph higher,
and praise thee in a bolder strain,
out-soar the first-born seraph’s flight,
and sing, with all our friends in light,
thy everlasting love to man.

Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Reay, 1822-1905
Meter: 88 8 D
Key: A♭ Major

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