9651. Blest Be The Wisdom And The Power

1 Blest be the wisdom and the power,
The justice and the grace,
That joined in counsel to restore
And save our ruined race!

2 Our father ate forbidden fruit,
And from his glory fell;
And we, his children, thus were brought
To death, and near to hell.

3 Blest be the Lord, that sent His Son
To take our flesh and blood!
He for our lives gave up His own,
To make our peace with God.

4 He honored all His Father’s laws,
Which we have disobeyed;
He bore our sins upon the cross,
And our full ransom paid.

5 Behold Him rising from the grave;
Behold Him raised on high:
He pleads His merits there, to save
Transgressors doomed to die.

6 There, on a glorious throne, He reigns;
And by His power divine
Redeems us from the slavish chains
Of Satan and of sin.

7 Thence shall the Lord to judgment come;
And, with a sovereign voice,
Shall call and break up every tomb,
While waking saints rejoice.

8 O may I then with joy appear
Before the Judge’s face;
And, with the blest assembly there,
Sing His redeeming grace.

Text Information
First Line: Blest be the wisdom and the power
Title: Blest Be The Wisdom And The Power
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Divine and Moral Songs, 1715
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (ca. 1836)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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