147. Blessing and Honor

1 Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Wisdom and and riches and strength evermore,
Give we to Christ who our battle has won,
Whose are the kingdom, the crown, and the throne.

2 Hear through the heavens the sound of the Name,
While rings the earth with Christ's glory and fame;
Ocean and mountain, stream, forest, and flower
Echo these praises and tell of God's power.

3 Ever ascending the song and the prayer;
Ever descending the love that we share;
Blessing and honor and glory and praise--
This is the theme of the hymns that we raise.

4 Give we the glory and praise to the Lamb;
Take we the robe and the harp and the palm;
Sing we the song of the Lamb that was slain,
Dying in weakness, but rising to reign.

Text Information
First Line: Blessing and honor and glory and power
Title: Blessing and Honor
Author: Horatius Bonar (1866; alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: Paris Antiphoner, 1681; La Feillée's Méthode du plain-chant, 1808

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