Thou Power supreme, by whose command we live

Thou Power supreme, by whose command we live

Author: Carter
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Thou power supreme, by whose command we live!
The grateful tribute of our praise receive:
To thy indulgence we our being owe,
And all the joys which from that being flow.

2 Thy skill our elemental clay refined,
And all its various parts in order join'd;
With perfect symmetry compos'd the whole.
And stamp'd thy sacred image on the soul:

3 A soul, susceptible of endless joy,
Whose frame nor force, nor time, shall e'er destroy;
Which shall survive, though nature claim our breath,
And bid defiance to the darts of death.

4 How shall our hearts their grateful sense reveal,
When all the energy of words must fail?
O may its influence in our lives appear,
And ev'ry action prove our thanks sincere.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #20

Author: Carter

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Author: Carter



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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H17

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d241

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Hymns, Suitable for the Devotion of Families and Churches: selected from various authors #XIV

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