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God of Our Salvation

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1 Praise to thee, thou great Creator!
Praise to thee from ev'ry tongue;
Join, my soul, with ev'ry creature,
Join the universal song.

2 Father! source of all compassion!
Pure, unbounded grace is thine:
Hail the God of our salvation,
Praise him for his love divine!

3 Praise to God, the great Creator,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
Praise him ev'ry living creature,
Earth and heav'n's united host.

4 Joyfully on earth adore him,
Till in heav'n our song we raise;
Then enraptured fall before him,
Lost in wonder, love and praise!

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #65

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise to thee, thou great creator
Title: God of Our Salvation
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #19

The Baptist Hymnal #22

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The Cyber Hymnal #10217

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