Praise To the Lamb

Not unto us but thee alone

Author: John Cennick
Published in 33 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Not unto us, but thee alone,
Blest Lamb, be glory given!
Here shall thy praises be begun,
And carried on in Heaven.

2 The host of spirits now with thee,
Eternal anthems sing:
To imitate them here, lo! we,
Our Hallelujahs bring.

3 Had we our tongues like them inspir'd,
Like theirs our songs shou'd rise;
Like them we never should be tir'd,
But love the sacrifice.

4 'Till we the veil of flesh lay down,
Accept our weaker lays;
And when we reach thy father's throne
We'll give thee nobler praise.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXXII

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not unto us but thee alone
Title: Praise To the Lamb
Author: John Cennick
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #147

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXXII

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #497

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #D5

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d294

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d392

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #524

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #871

The Good Old Songs #d385

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1102a

The Southern Psalmist #d556

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d582

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