1 Ceaseless praise be to the Father,
By whose power and grace we live;
Who, our wayward souls to gather,
Did his Well-beloved give.
2 To the Son be praise unending,
Who, our ruined souls to save,
From his heavenly throne descending,
Hasted to the cross and grave.
3 To the Holy Spirit render
Grateful, everlasting praise;
Who, long-striving, patient, tender,
Waits our soul form death to raise.
4 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
One Jehovah we adore!
May we all thy peace inherit,
Saved by thee for evermore.Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #350
Ceaseless praise be to the Father. [Holy Trinity.] This hymn in the Songs for the Sanctuary, N.Y., 1865, is signed "R. W. P."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)