God of our Salvation

Representative Text

1 Praise to thee, thou great Creator!
Praise to thee from every tongue;
Join, my soul, with every 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 For thy countless blessings given,
For the hope of future joy,
Sound his name through earth and heaven,
Let his praise your tongues employ.

4 Joyfully on earth adore him,
Till in heaven your song you raise;
Then, enraptured, fall before him,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #43

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
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[Praise to thee, thou great creator] (Baltzell)

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This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

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