1 God of all consolation, take
The glory of thy grace;
Thy gifts to thee we render back
In ceaseless songs of praise.
2 Not unto us, but thee, O LORD,
Glory to thee be giv'n,
For ev'ry gracious thought and word,
That brought us nearer Heav'n.
3 Our souls are in his mighty hand,
And He will keep them still;
And you and I shall surely stand
With Him on Zion's hill.
4 Him eye to eye we there shall see,
Our face, like his, shall shine;
O what a glorious company,
When saints and angels join!
5 O what a joyful meeting there,
In robes of white array'd;
Palms in our hands we all shall bear,
And crowns upon our head!
6 Then let us earnestly contend,
And fight our passage thro';
Bear in our faithful mind the end,
And keep the prize in view.
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #XCII
"Not unto us, but Thee, O Lord! Be praise and glory given," &c,appeared in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Saints kept by the power of God." From Cotterill’s Selection, it passed into Bp. Bickersteth's Psalms & Hymns, 1858; the Islington Psalms & Hymns; the Hymnal Companion, and others. In Kennedy, 1863, it begins, "Not unto us, to Thee, O Lord." This cento is usually ascribed to "J. Cennick and T. Cotterill"; as in Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 362, and the Hymnal Companion Notes. This error has arisen out of the similarity of the first line to J. Cennick's hymn:—
"Not unto us but Thee alone, Bless'd Lamb, be glory given," &c.The cento is based upon stanzas i., vi.-viii. of C. Wesley's hymn. The alterations by Cotterill are so numerous as almost to constitute a new hymn. Its correct ascription is, "C. Wesley, 1747; T. Cotterill, 1815." [William T. Brooke] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)