The Lord of earth and skyAuthor: Charles Wesley
Published in 99 hymnals
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1 The Lord of earth and sky,
The God of ages praise!
Who reigns enthroned on high,
Ancient of endless days,
Who lengthens out our trials here,
And spares us yet another year.
2 Barren and withered trees,
We cumbered long the ground,
No fruit of holiness
On our dead souls was found;
Yet did he us in mercy spare,
Another, and another year.
3 When justice bared the sword,
To cut the fig-tree down,
The pity of our Lord
Cried--"Let it still alone:'
The Father mild inclined his ear,
And spared us yet another year.
4 Jesus, thy speaking blood
From God obtained the grace,
Who therefore hath bestowed
On us a longer space:
Thou didst in our behalf appear,
And lo! we see another year.
5 Then dig about our root,
Break up our fallow ground,
And let our gracious fruit
To thy great praise abound;
O let us all thy praise declare,
And fruit unto perfection bear.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801
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|The Cyber Hymnal #3926||The Lord of Earth and Sky||The Lord of earth and sky||MILLENNIUM||Charles Wesley||66.66.88||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1749|