O Lord, 'Tis Matter of High Praise

O Lord, 'tis matter of high praise

Author: Benjamin Keach (1700)
Tune: ST. PAUL (Chalmers' Collection)
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1. O Lord, ’tis matter of high praise,
Thy Word on us doth shine,
But happy they who feel its rays,
And glorious power divine.

2. O let poor sinners feel their sin
Prick them, as with a sword;
And purge out all that filth within;
So will we praise Thy Word.

3. Enlightened souls have cause to sing,
Who wounded were by Thee;
True cause of joy to such doth spring;
For they, Lord, healèd be.

4. And now in robes most richly decked,
They to the King are brought;
Surpassing angels, for have they
A robe so richly wrought.

5. We therefore throw our crowns below
Thy high and glorious throne;
And must all say, both night and day,
Thou worthy art alone,

6. All glory, power, and praise to have,
By us forevermore;
Thus let us sing unto our King,
And Him in heart adore.

Author: Benjamin Keach

Keach, Benjamin, was born at Stoke-Hammond, Bucks, Feb. 29, 1640. Early in life he joined a Baptist Church, and at 18 began to preach. For the next 10 years he laboured as an evangelist in the towns and villages of his native county, suffering at times much persecution for his principles as a Baptist and Nonconformist. In 1661, he published a small book entitled The Child's Instructor; or, a New and Easy Primer. For this he was tried before Lord Chief Justice Hyde, and condemned to a fine, imprisonment and the pillory. In 1668 he removed to London, and became pastor of a Particular Baptist Church which met, first in private houses, and afterwards in Horselydown, Southward. There a large congregation gathered round him, to which he ministere… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, 'tis matter of high praise
Title: O Lord, 'Tis Matter of High Praise
Author: Benjamin Keach (1700)
Source: Spiritual Songs: Being the Marrow of the Scripture (London: John Marshal, 1700)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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