1 Give glory and honor and praise
To whom adoration belongs;
With melody chanting your lays,
He opened Creation with songs.
With singing rejoice in that love
Which rescues from sin and the grave;
A Savior came down from above,
All powerful and gracious to save.
2 To save to the uttermost, all
Who trust Him and hope in His grace,
O Earth, hear the life giving call!
Salvation is free to the race!
Then bear the glad tidings abroad;
Make haste, while thy heart is aglow,
To tell them of hope and of God,
While waiting in pitiless woe.
3 Thy light then may break thro’ the gloom;
Thy torch may yet kindle a flame,
To lead out of darkness and doom,
To honor and praise His dear name.
And thou, when that glorious day,
The day of the ransomed shall come,
Wilt bring by thy life giving ray
A jewel to garnish thy crown.