The people of God, Jehovah we praise

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1 The people of God, Jehovah we praise
As bought by His blood, and saved by His grace;
Who daily delivers and ransoms His own,
And waters with rivers of life from His throne.

2 Redeemed from the foe,we Jesus proclaim,
And triumph to know the power of His name.
Preserved from all evil, through God the most high,
The world, and the devil, and sin we defy.

3 Much more than our sin His grace doth abound;
His kingdom within our bosom is found:
His blood’s application the blessing imparts,
The inward salvation, and hallows our hearts.

4 Triumphing we go, to triumph again,
Till death, the last foe, by Jesus is slain;
His death shall release us, called out of our graves,
To witness that Jesus eternally saves.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8116

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: The people of God, Jehovah we praise
Author: Charles Wesley

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HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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