The Triune God Above

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1 The Triune God above,
And Lord of all below,
To sinners shows His love,
Displays His justice, too—
"Awake, awake, vindictive sword,
Against My Fellow!" saith the Lord.

2 "Awake against the Man
Omnipotent in power,
To execute My plan
Lost mortals to restore;
Man has a load of guilt so great
None but My Son can bear the weight.

3 "Him vengeance shall pursue,
For man He must atone;
To justice what is due
His blood can pay alone.
He shall My righteous law fulfill;
He shall accomplish all My will.

4 The Lord of Hosts commands,
Th’eternal Father spoke:
All Heav’n in silence stands
While Jesus bears the stroke.
See, guilty mortals! See, His side
For you was pierced! For you He died.

5 Draw near th’accursèd tree,
In wonder lost, that love
Could rise to that degree—
Your sentence to remove!
With weeping eyes His sorrows view,
He groaned, He bled, He died for you.

6 O let Him have your hearts,
Your blessings shall increase:
To His He still imparts
Both righteousness and peace.
His grace shall all your sins subdue,
He groaned, He bled, He died for you.

7 Bought by His precious blood,
You are no more your own;
Give up yourselves to God,
And live to Him alone:
Jesus will bear you conquerors through,
He groaned, He bled, He died for you.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8696

Author: Susannah Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The triune God above And Lord of all below
Title: The Triune God Above
Author: Susannah Harrison
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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