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Author of life and bliss

Author of life and bliss

Published in 16 hymnals

Full Text

1 Author of life and bliss!
Thy goodness I adore.
O give me strength to speak thy praise,
And grace to love thee more!

2 First for this world, so fair,
My daily thanks shall rise;
For ev'ry comfort, ev'ry joy,
Thy bounteous hand supplies.

3 But yet a nobler cause
Demands my warmest love.
Can words describe the wond'rous gift
Descending from above?

4 The Savior dwelt on earth;
He died, that we might live;
Endur'd the sorrows of the cross,
Immortal hope to give.

5 Ah who can tell the scorn,
The dear Redeemer bore?
Or who describe the mental grief,
Which his blest bosom tore?

6 Low in the grave he lay,
While darkness veil'd the skies.
But lo!--he bursts the bands of death;
To glory see him rise!

7 Father! this work is thine;
For us thou gav'st thy Son.
O may we all devoted be,
And live to thee alone!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #91

Text Information

First Line: Author of life and bliss

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Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #134Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #134Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #134TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #91TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d5
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLXXIVPage Scan
Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d8
Hymns for the Sanctuary #186Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #137Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d56
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #137TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #137Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #137Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #137Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #137Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d20



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