831. The God of Abraham Praise

1 The God of Abr'ham praise,
who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
and God of love -
"I Am the One I Am," -
by earth and heav'n confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name
forever blest.

2 The God of Abr'ham praise!
At your supreme command
from earth I rise and seek the joys
at your right hand.
I all on earth forsake -
its wisdom, fame, and pow'r -
and you my only portion make,
my shield and tow'r.

3 The God of Abr'ham praise!
Your all-sufficient grace
shall guide me all my pilgrim days
in all my ways.
You deign to call me friend;
you call yourself my God!
And you will save me to the end
through Jesus' blood.

4 Your promise you have sworn;
I on your oath depend.
I shall, on eagle wings upborne,
to heav'n ascend.
I shall behold your face;
I shall your pow'r adore,
and sing the wonders of your grace

5 Though nature's strength decay,
and earth and hell withstand,
to Canaan's bounds I urge my way
at your command.
The wat'ry deep I pass,
with Jesus in my view,
and through the howling wilderness
my way pursue.

6 The goodly land I see,
with peace and plenty blest;
a land of sacred liberty
and endless rest.
There milk and honey flow,
and oil and wine abound,
and trees of life forever grow
with mercy crowned.

7 Before the great Three-One
the saints exulting stand
and tell the wonders God has done
through all their land.
The list'ning spheres attend
and swell the growing fame
and sing the songs which never end,
the wondrous name.

8 The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high.
"Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!"
they ever cry.
Hail, Abr'ham's God and mine!
I join the heav'nly lays:
to you be glory, might divine,
And endless praise!

Text Information
First Line: The God of Abr'ham praise
Title: The God of Abraham Praise
Author: Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799 (alt.)
Meter: 6 6 8 4 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Praise, Thanksgiving; Heaven
Source: Yigdal, c. 14th cnet.
Tune Information
Arranger: Meyer Lyon, 1751-1797
Meter: 6 6 8 4 D
Key: f minor

Audio recording: MP3
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