Perfect Praise in Heaven

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1 Heavenly Father, sov’reign Lord,
Be thy glorious name adored;
Lord, thy mercies never fail,
Hail, celestial goodness, hail.

Lord, thy mercies never fail,
Hail, celestial goodness, hail!
Be thy glorious name adored,
Heavenly Father, sovereign Lord.

2 Tho’ unworthy, Lord, thine ear,
Deign our humble songs to hear;
Purer praise we hope to bring
When around thy throne we sing. [Refrain]

3 While on earth ordained to stay,
Guide our footsteps in thy way;
Till we come to dwell with thee,
Till we all thy glory see. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #120

Author: Benjamin Williams

Williams, Benjamin, 1725-1795. Presbyterian minister at Salisbury, who in addition to a volume of Sermons, 1770, and the Salisbury Hymn Book, 1778, published The Book of Psalms as translated, paraphrased or imitated by some of the most eminent English poets, &c. Salisbury, 1781. His best known hymn, "Holy, holy, holy Lord," in celebration of the Divine Goodness, is in his own Collection, Kippis, Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home, Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer, and Belfast Collection. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heavenly Father! Sovereign Lord! Be thy glorious name adored!
Title: Perfect Praise in Heaven
Author: Benjamin Williams
Source: Salisbury Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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