30. Eternal God! almighty cause

1 Eternal God! almighty cause
Of earth and seas, and worlds unknown!
All things are subject to thy laws:
All things depend on thee alone.

2 Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possessed;
By none controlled in thy commands,
And in thyself completely blessed.

3 To thee alone ourselves we owe;
Let heaven and earth due homage pay;
All other gods we disavow,
Deny their claims, renounce their sway.

4 In thee, O Lord, our hope shall rest,
Fountain of peace and joy and love!
Thy favor only makes us blest;
Without thee all would nothing prove.

5 Worship to thee alone belongs;
Worship to thee alone we give;
Thine be our hearts and thine our songs,
And to thy glory let us live.

5 Spread thy great name through heathen lands;
Their idol deities dethrone;
Subdue the world to thy commands,
And reign, as thou art, God alone.

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First Line: Eternal God! almighty cause
Author: Browne
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Topic: Attributes of God: Unity; Reigning Alone
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