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God Of Eternal Majesty

God of eternal majesty

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: SONG 34
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God of eternal majesty,
High as Thou art, from Heaven look down,
Holy, and just, we cry to Thee,
Behold us from Thy glorious throne!

2 Where is Thy strength to conquer sin?
Thy zeal to save a fallen race?
Thy bowels sounding from within?
Thy mercies, and Thy pardoning grace?

3 Thy pity, and paternal care,
The tender yearnings of Thy heart,
Are they restrained? Is fury there?
Ah no! Thou still our Father art.

4 Doubtless Thou art our Father still,
Though Abraham his seed disowns
Debased by sin, though Israel
Renounces his degenerate sons.

5 Our Lord, and our Redeemer now
Thou art, and will be still the same,
Our everlasting Father Thou;
Jehovah is Thy glorious name.

6 Why then, O Lord, if ours Thou art,
Why hast Thou suffered us to rove?
Withdrawn Thy Spirit from our heart,
And left us to our want of love?

7 Why hast Thou hid Thy lovely face,
And caused us from Thy paths to err?
Abandoned by restraining grace
Our hearts were hardened from Thy fear.

8 Yet, Lord, for Thee again we mourn,
Now let our prayers Thine aid engage,
Now for Thy servant’s sake return,
And cheer Thy drooping heritage.

9 The land we fondly deemed our own
(Alas, how short a time enjoyed!)
Our adversaries have o’erthrown,
And trampled on the house of God.

10 Yet we are Thine, though dispossessed,
And outcasts from the promised land,
They never have Thy sway confessed,
Or yielded to Thy just command.

11 We, we are called by Thy great name,
Accept our plea, Thine ear incline,
Thine, Lord, we are, renew Thy claim,
Receive, and seal us ever Thine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11112

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of eternal majesty
Title: God Of Eternal Majesty
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: with refrain
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol, Englan: Felix Farley, printer, 1742)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11112
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11112

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