584. The God who reigns on high

1 The God who reigns on high,
The great archangels sing,
And "Holy, holy, holy," cry,
"Almighty King!
Who was and is the same,
And evermore shall be;
Jehovah Father, great I AM,
We worship Thee."

2 Before the Saviour's face
The ransomed nations bow,
O'erwhelmed at His almighty grace,
For ever new:
He shows His prints of love;
They kindle to a flame,
And sound, through all the worlds above,
The slaughtered Lamb.

3 The whole triumphant host
Give thanks to God on high;
"Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!"
Hail, Abraham's God and mine!
I join the heavenly lays;
All might and majesty are Thine,
And endless praise.

Text Information
First Line: The God who reigns on high
Author: Thomas Olivers (1772)
Meter: 6, 8, 4.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Death and Eternity: Heaven; Easter Season, Fourth Sunday; Ascension Day (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 6, 8, 4.
Key: f minor
Notes: Source from index: Ancient Hebrew melody. Alternate harmonization at #381

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