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To God Be the Glory

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Meter: with refrain Appears in 183 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:14 First Line: To God be the glory, great things he hath done Refrain First Line: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord Lyrics: 1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done, so loved he the world that he gave us his Son, who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that all may go in. [Refrain:] Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to hthe glory, great things he hath done. 2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer the promise of God; the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. (Refrain) 3 Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son; but purer, and higher and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. (Refrain) Topics: God the Father Love and Mercy; God Mighty Acts; God Savior Used With Tune: TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Living for Jesus a Life That Is True

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm Meter: with refrain Appears in 138 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:10 Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Lord and Savior Used With Tune: LIVING

O for a Closer Walk with God

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800) Appears in 1,235 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:10 First Line: Oh, for a closer walk with God Topics: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales; Christian Evidences Aspiration, Idealism Used With Tune: ELIZABETHTOWN

For All the Saints

Author: William W. How Meter: 10.10.10 with refrain Appears in 486 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:12 First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest Lyrics: 1 For all the saints who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia! 2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; thou in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia! 3 O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, they in glory shine. Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia! 4 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, steals on the ear the distant triumph song, and hearts are brave again and arms are strong. Alleluia! Alleluia! 5 But then there breaks a yet more glorious day: the saints triumphant rise in bright array; the King of glory passes on his way. Alleluia! Alleluia! 6 From earth's wide bounds and ocean's farthest coast, through gates of pearl stream in the countless host, singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: Alleluia! Alleluia! Topics: Conflict, Spirtual; Funerals Used With Tune: SINE NOMINE

The God of Abraham praise

Author: Thomas Olivers (1725-1799) Meter: D Appears in 407 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:12 Lyrics: 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 heaven confessed, I bow, and bless the sacred name for ever 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 power, and him my only portion make, my shield and tower. 3 He by himself has sworn, I on his oath depend: I shall, on eagles' wings upborne, to heaven ascend; I shall behold his face, I shall his power adore and sing the wonders of his grace for evermore. 4 There dwells the Lord our King, the Lord our Righteousness, triumphant o'er the world and sin, the Prince of Peace: on Zion's sacred height his kingdom he maintains, and glorious with his saints in light for ever reigns. 5 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 heavenly praise- all might and majesty are thine, through endless days. Topics: The Activity of God God in human experience; Adoration Of God; Communion of Saints; Covenant; Heaven Used With Tune: LEONI Text Sources: Based on the Jewish Yigdal

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright

Author: James Montgomery Meter: Appears in 211 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:11 Lyrics: 1 Lord, teach us how to pray aright with reverence and with fear; though weak and sinful in your sight, we may, we must draw near. 2 We perish if we cease from prayer; O grant us power to pray; and when to meet you we prepare, Lord, meet us by the way. 3 O God of love, before your face we come with contrite heart to ask from you these gifts of grace-- truth in the inward part: 4 Faith in the only sacrifice that can for sin atone; to found our hopes, to fix our eyes, on Christ, and Christ alone: 5 Patience to watch, and weep and wait, whatever you may send; courage that will not hesitate to trust you to the end. 6 Give these, and then your will be done; thus, strengthened with all might, we through your Spirit and your Son, shall pray, and pray aright. Used With Tune: RICHMOND

Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 2,060 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:11-23 Lyrics: 1 Alas! And did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die! Would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as I! 2 Was it for sins that I have done he suffered on the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree! 3 Well might the sun in darkness hide and shut its glories in, when Christ, the great Redeemer, died for human creatures' sin. 4 But drops of grief can ne'er repay the debt of love I owe; here, Lord, I give myself away; 'tis all that I can do. Topics: Atonement; Christian Year Palm Sunday; Christian Year Maundy Thursday; Christian Year Good Friday; Commitment; Grace; Jesus Christ Passion and Death Used With Tune: MARTYRDOM

When I can read my title clear

Author: Rev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Appears in 1,139 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:12 Topics: Pilgrim Songs Used With Tune: CLINTON

O Jesus, I have promised

Author: John Ernest Bode (1816-1874) Meter: Appears in 537 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:11 Lyrics: 1 O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end; 1 O Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end; be now and always near me, my master and my friend: I shall not fear the battle if you are by my side, not wander from the pathway if you will be my guide. 2 O let me feel you near me: the world is ever near; I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear; my foes are ever near me, around me, and within; but, Jesus, draw still nearer, and shield my soul from sin. 3 O let me hear you speaking in accents clear and still, above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will; Oh, speak to reassure me, to hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, true guardian of my soul. 4 O Jesus, you have promised to all who follow you, that where you are in glory your servant shall be too; and, Jesus, I have promised to serve you to the end: now give me grace to follow, my master and my friend. Topics: The Holy Spirit The Church Celebrates - Confirmation; Conflict; Discipleship Used With Tune: THORNBURY

O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

Author: Washington Gladden Meter: Appears in 499 hymnals Scripture: Colossians 1:10 Lyrics: 1 O Master, let me walk with thee in lowly paths of service free; tell me thy secret; help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care. 2 Help me the slow of heart to move by some clear, winning word of love; teach me the wayward feet to stay, and guide them in the homeward way. 3 Teach me thy patience, still with thee in closer, dearer company, in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong. 4 In hope that sends a shining ray far down the future's broadening way; in peace that only thou canst give, with thee, O Master, let me live. Topics: Christian Life; Discipleship and Mission; Hope; Ministry; Personal Peace Used With Tune: MARYTON


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