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

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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 >

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Author: Thomas Olivers

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