Blessing, honor, thanks and praise

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1 Blessing, honor, thanks and praise,
Pay we, gracious God, to Thee:
Thou in Thine abundant grace
Givest us the victory.
True and faithful to Thy word,
Thou hast glorified Thy Son:
Jesus Christ, our dying Lord,
Has for us the vict'ry won.

2 Happy are the faithful dead,
Bl├Ęssed who in Jesus die;
They from all their toils are freed,
In God's keeping safely lie.
These the Spirit hath declared
Blest, unutterably blest,
Jesus is their great reward,
Jesus is their endless rest.

3 Absent from our loving Lord
We shall not continue long;
Join we then with one accord
In the new, the joyful song;
Blessing, honor, thanks and praise,
Triune God, we pray to Thee,
Who in Thine abundant grace
Givest us the victory!

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessing, honor, thanks and praise
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English

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Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise. C. Wesley. [Burial.] First published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, as one of a number of "Funeral Hymns." In 1780 it was embodied in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 49, from whence it has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America. Original text in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, No. 50, and in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. ii. p. 188. In the Hymnary, 1872, a cento, with the same first line, was given as No. 508, in 4 stanzas and was repeated in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871. It is thus composed: stanzas i., ii. from the above, slightly altered; stanzas iii., iv. from the hymn, "Hark! a voice divides the sky," which follows the above, in the Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742, the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and in the Poetical Works, vol. ii. p. 189. These stanzas are also altered from the original.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise, p. 148, i. In the 1903 ed. of Church Hymns the text is C. Wesley's original (with "These" for "Them" in st. iii., line. 5), and as arranged in the Hymnary, 1872.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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