God of ages, great and mighty

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1 God of ages, great and mighty!
Who upholdest heav'n and earth;
By whose truth and tender mercy
I have been led on from birth,
Night and sleep now pass away--
Welcome be Thy holy day.

2 For this day so fair and holy,
Be Thou by my spirit blest,
Through Thy Word still nearer heaven
Guide my spirit toward its rest:
Than the work of praise and prayer
Let me know no higher care.

3 O the beauty of Thy service!
O the sweetness of Thy Word!
Sweeter far than honey gathered
From the flower by bee or bird:
Blessed all, who day and night
Make Thy word their chief delight.

4 O my God, speak Thou Thine Amen!
For we are Thy chosen own;
Be Thy praise by all exalted,
And Thy glorious name made known,
Till aye we may, through grace,
See and serve Thee face to face.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #291

Author: C. H. L. Schuette

Schuette, Conrad Herman Louis, was born at Vurrel. Hannover, Germany, June 17, 1843, and in 1873 became a Professor in the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He contributed 5 original hymns and several translations from the German to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal Columbus, Ohio, 1880, under the signature of "C. H. L. S." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: God of ages, great and mighty
Author: C. H. L. Schuette
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #291

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a291

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