"The God of Abraham Praise" by Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.35 1. The God of Abraham praise; All praised be His name Who was and is and is to be And still the same! The one eternal God, Ere aught that now appears; The First, the Last: beyond all thought His timeless years! 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 hath 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 Forevermore. 4. 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 lays,-- All might and majesty are Thine, And endless praise.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #40 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ex. 3:6 Author: Thomas Olivers, c. 1770, cento Tune: "Yigdal" Melody: Hebrew, 17th century
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