1 Not unto us, O Lord of heaven,
but unto you be glory given.
In love and truth you do fulfill
the counsels of your sovereign will;
though nations fail your power to own,
yet you still reign and you alone.
2 The idol gods of heathen lands
are but the work of human hands;
they cannot see, they cannot speak,
their ears are deaf, their hands are weak;
like them shall be all those who hold
to gods of silver and of gold.
3 So let us trust in God alone,
the Lord, whose grace and power are known;
and our complete allegiance yield
to God who is our help and shield.
Join, heaven and earth, in sweet accord;
sing "Hallelujah, praise the Lord!"
The Lord’s Prayer ends with a doxology, and Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 52, Question and Answer 128 extrapolates: “Your holy name…should receive all the praise, forever.” After expressing our trust in the total care of God for all things, Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9, Question and Answer 26 declares, “God is able to do this because he is Almighty God and desires to do this because he is a faithful Father.” And so we express our praise and adoration to God for who he is.