Thomas Olivers, 1770
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”