"The God of Abraham Praise"
                         by Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799
                                  Text From:
                (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

        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.

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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