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 heaven confessed,
I bow, and bless the sacred name
for ever blest.
2 The God of Abraham praise,
at whose supreme command
from earth I rise, and seek the joys
at his right hand.
I all on earth forsake,
its wisdom, fame, and power,
and him my only portion make,
my shield and tower.
3 He by himself has sworn,
I on his oath depend:
I shall, on eagles' wings upborne,
to heaven ascend;
I shall behold his face,
I shall his power adore
and sing the wonders of his grace
4 There dwells the Lord our King,
the Lord our Righteousness,
triumphant o'er the world and sin,
the Prince of Peace:
on Zion's sacred height
his kingdom he maintains,
and glorious with his saints in light
for ever reigns.
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 mine!-
I join the heavenly praise-
all might and majesty are thine,
through endless days.
|First Line:||The God of Abraham praise|
|Author:||Thomas Olivers (1725-1799)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 13:12; Colossians 1:12; Daniel 7:9; Daniel 7:13; Deuteronomy 32:11; Exodus 3:14-16; Exodus 19:4; Genesis 12:1-4; Genesis 17:1-5; Genesis 22:16; Hebrews 6:13; Hebrews 6:17; Isaiah 2:2-4; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 40:31; Jeremiah 23:6; Jude 1:25; Micah 4:1-2; Psalm 16:5; Psalm 48:2; Psalm 63:2; Revelation 4:8; Revelation 5:11-13; Revelation 22:4; Romans 9:8|
|Topic:||The Activity of God: God in human experience; Adoration: of God; Communion of Saints(2 more...)|
|Source:||Based on the Jewish Yigdal|
|Arranger:||Thomas Olivers (1725-1799)|
|Key:||e minor or modal|