Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!

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1 Thee we adore, eternal Lord!
We praise Thy Name with one accord,
Thy saints, who here Thy goodness see,
through all the world do worship Thee.

2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,
the heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high:
Thee, holy, holy, holy King,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing.

3 Th'apostles join the glorious throng;
the prophets swell th'immortal song;
the martyrs' noble army raise
eternal anthems to Thy praise.

4 From day to day, O Lord, do we
highly exalt and honor Thee!
Thy Name we worship and adore,
world without end, for evermore!

5 Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray,
to keep us safe from sin this day;
have mercy, Lord, we trust in Thee;
O let us ne'er confounded be!

Source: Hymns to the Living God #23

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill was born in 1779; studied at S. John's College, Cambridge, graduating M.A.; ordained in 1806, and enterred upon parochial work at Tutbury; afterwards removed to Lane End, where he remained for nine years among the Potteries; in 1817, became perpetual Curate of S. Paul's, Sheffield. He died in 1823. He was the author of several books; among them, "A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, adapted to the Services of the Church of England." In the preparation of this collection (the 8th ed., 1819), he had the assistance of Montgomery, who in this work did what he condemned in others, viz., altering and remodeling other authors' hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >



MENDON (17151)


This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Common Praise (1998) #332

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Hymns to the Living God #23


The Cyber Hymnal #6606

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #19

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #223

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