So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

The God of Abraham praise, at whose supreme command

The God of Abraham praise, at whose supreme command

Author: Thomas Olivers
Tune: JUDEA (Mansfield)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The God of Abra'am praise,
At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joys
At his right hand:
I all the earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame and pow'r;
And him my only portion make,
My shield and tow'r.

2 He by himself has sworn,
I on his oath depend,
I shall on angel's wings upbourne,
To heav'n ascend:
I shall behold his face,
I shall his pow'r adore;
And sing the wonders of his grace,
For ever more

3 There dwells the Lord our King,
The Lord our righteousness,
Triumphant o'er the world and sin,
The Prince of peace:
On Zion's sacred height
His kingdom he maintains;
And, glorious with his saints in light,
For ever reigns.

Source: The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music: containing melodies, chorals, anthems and chants, harmonized in four parts; together with the celebrated Christus and Miserere by ZIngarelli #71

Author: Thomas Olivers

Thomas Olivers was born in Tregonan, Montgomeryshire, in 1725. His youth was one of profligacy, but under the ministry of Whitefield, he was led to a change of life. He was for a time apprenticed to a shoemaker, and followed his trade in several places. In 1763, John Wesley engaged him as an assistant; and for twenty-five years he performed the duties of an itinerant ministry. During the latter portion of his life he was dependent on a pension granted him by the Wesleyan Conference. He died in 1799. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The God of Abraham praise, at whose supreme command
Author: Thomas Olivers
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Page Scan

The American Vocalist #189b

TextPage Scan

The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #71

Page Scan

The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #231

Page Scan

The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #231

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support