God of ages, all transcending

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1 God of Ages, all transcending,
Who dost rule creation wide,
And, Thy might with mercy blending,
Ever dost for me provide,
As this Sabbath dawns on me,
Let my soul awake to Thee.

2 How I love this day most holy,
Bringing thoughts of Thee, my Lord,
Who dost comfort all the lowly,
Who to all dost rest afford,
And whose Spirit leads the way
To that fair celestial day.

3 For this gladsome Sabbath morning
Let my soul most grateful be!
Hallowed tho'ts, my mind adorning,
Soar on wings of prayer to Thee,
And my heart with joy replete
As I taste Thy manna sweet.

4 Come, O Lord, and lend Thy blessing
As I hear Thy precious Word.
Speak to me in tones caressing,
Let me feel Thy presence, Lord!
Be my heart with joy replete
As I taste Thy manna sweet.

5 Say Amen, O God our Father,
To the praise we offer Thee;
Now, to laud Thy name we gather;
Let this to Thy glory be.
Fill us with Thy love and grace,
Till we see Thee face to face.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #7

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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Author: Anna B. Hoppe


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American Lutheran Hymnal #7

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