28. The God of Abraham Praise

1 The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love.
Jehovah, great I AM,
By earth and heav'n confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred Name,
Forever blest.

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 pow'r,
And Him my only portion make,
My shield and tow'r.

3 He by Himself hath sworn -
I on His oath depend,
I shall, on angel-wings upborne,
To heav'n ascend.
I shall behold his face,
I shall His pow'r 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 heav'nly lays;
All might and majesty are Thine,
And endless praise.

Text Information
First Line: The God of Abraham praise
Title: The God of Abraham Praise
Author: Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Worship of God
Source: Revised Yigdal of Daniel ben Judah, 14th century (based on)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Meyer Lyon (Leoni), 1751-1797
Key: f minor
Source: Hebrew melody

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