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98. We praise, we worship thee, O God

1 We praise, we worship you, O God,
your sovereign power we sound abroad;
all nations bow before your throne,
and you the Lord eternal own.

2 Loud hallelujahs to your name
the angels and all hosts proclaim;
by all the powers and thrones in heaven
unceasing praise to you is given.

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord,
the God of hosts, by all adored,
through heaven and earth your creatures see
the glory of your majesty.

4 Apostles join the glorious throng
and swell the loud triumphant song;
enraptured prophets hear the sound
and spread the hallelujahs round.

5 Victorious martyrs join their praise
and shout the omnipotence of grace,
while all the church throughout the earth
acknowledge and extol your worth.

6 Glory to you, O God most high!
Father, we praise your majesty:
the Son, the Spirit we adore
Creator, Saviour, Comforter.

Text Information
First Line: We praise, we worship thee, O God
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Anniversary of a Church; Church (6 more...)
Source: From an ancient Christian hymn, ?4th cent.; Tr. anon. in Philip Gell's A Church Hymn Book, 1815, alt.
Tune Information
Name: CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
Composer: James William Elliott, 1833-1915
Meter: 88.88
Key: A Major
Notes: A lower setting may be found at No. 376



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