1 And will the eternal King
So mean a gift reward?
That offering, Lord, with joy we bring,
Which thine own hand prepar'd.
2 We own thy various claim,
And to thine altar move
The willing victims of thy grace,
And bound with cords of love.
3 Descend, celestial fire,
The sacrafice inflame;
So shall a grateful odour rise
Thro' our Redeemer's name.
Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #LXXV
|First Line:||And will the eternal King|
|Title:||Devoting Himself to God|
And will the Eternal King. P. Doddridge. [Personal Dedication.] Written according to the "D. MSS." Jan. 3, 1736, and first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. Found in various collections. Orig. text in Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 396.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)