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The God of Abraham Praise

Thomas Olivers, 1770

Verse 1
The God of Abraham praise, Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days, and God of Love;
Jehovah, great I AM! by earth and Heav’n confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred Name forever blessed.

Verse 2
The God of Abraham praise, at Whose supreme command
From earth I rise-and seek the joys at His right hand;
I all on earth forsake, its wisdom, fame, and power;
And Him my only Portion make, my Shield and Tower.

Verse 3
He calls a worm His friend, He calls Himself my God!
And He shall save me to the end, thro’ Jesus’ blood.
I shall behold His face; I shall His power adore,
And sing the wonders of His grace forevermore.

Verse 4
There dwells the Lord our King, the Lord our righteousness,
Triumphant o’er the world and sin, the Prince of peace;
There milk and honey flow, and oil and wine abound,
And trees of life forever grow with mercy crowned.

Verse 5
He keeps His own secure, He guards them by His side,
Arrays in garments, white and pure, His spotless bride:
With streams of sacred bliss, with groves of living joys-
With all the fruits of Paradise, He still supplies.

Verse 6
Before the Savior’s face the ransomed nations bow;
O’erwhelmed at His almighty grace, forever new:
He shows His prints of love-they kindle to a flame!
And sound thro’ all the worlds above the slaughtered Lamb.

Verse 7
The God Who reigns on high the great archangels sing,
And “Holy, Holy, Holy!” cry, “Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:
Jehovah-Father-great I AM, we worship Thee!”