All-powerful, self-existent God

All-powerful, self-existent God

Tune: HEBRON (Mason)
Published in 87 hymnals

Representative Text

1 All-powerful, self-existent God,
Who all creation dost sustain!
Thou wast, and art, and art to come;
And everlasting is Thy reign.

2 Fix'd and eternal as Thy days,
Each glorious attribute divine,
Thro' ages infinite, shall still
With undiminish'd lustre shine.

3 Fountain of being! Source of good!
Immutable dost Thou remain;
Nor can the shadow of a change
Obscure the glories of Thy reign.

4 Earth may with all her powers dissolve,
If such the great Creator's will;
But Thou for ever art the same;
"I Am" is Thy memorial still.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #56

Text Information

First Line: All-powerful, self-existent God
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Walker's Collection
Language: English

Notes

All powerful, self-existent God. [God unchangeable.] Published anonymously in B. Williams's Collection of Hymns for Public Worship on the General Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion, Salisbury, 1778, No. 3, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and headed "The Immortality of God." It is based on Ps. cii. v. 27. In 1781 it was also included in his Book of Psalms, Salisb., p. 286, as version vi. of Ps. cii. After passing through several Unitarian Collections, it appeared in Longfellow and Johnson's American Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 80, in 3 stanzas, being st. i., iii., and vi. of the original in an altered form. [William T. Brooke] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d15

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #6

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d5

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #47

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #100

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #192

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #111

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #127

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #87

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #88

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #88

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #87

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #56

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d21

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d17

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d15

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #130

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #137

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #11

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #11

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #19

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #19

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #146

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #146

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #69

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #134

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #134

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #178

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Hymns of the Spirit #280

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d6

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #21

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #21

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d5

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #21

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #21

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d5

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d12

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d21

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #19

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Sacred Poetry #4

Select Hymns #d15

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #8

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d4

The Christian Hymn Book #d15

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d16

The Christian Psalmist #d14

The Christian Psalter #d11

The Church Hymn Book #d18

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The Gospel Psalmist #84

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The Harp #11

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #16

The Sabbath School Lyre #d3

The Saints' Harp #d34

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #87

Universalist Hymn Book #d12

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