Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!

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1 Thee we adore, eternal Lord!
We praise Thy Name with one accord,
Thy saints, who here Thy goodness see,
through all the world do worship Thee.

2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
the heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high:
Thee, holy, holy, holy King,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing.

3 Th'apostles join the glorious throng;
the prophets swell th'immortal song;
the martyrs' noble army raise
eternal anthems to Thy praise.

4 From day to day, O Lord, do we
highly exalt and honor Thee!
Thy Name we worship and adore,
world without end, for evermore!

5 Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
to keep us safe from sin this day;
have mercy, Lord, we trust in Thee;
O let us ne'er confounded be!

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #169

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >



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Common Praise (1998) #332

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Hymns to the Living God #23

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #169


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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #19

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #223

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