The God of Abraham Praise

Lord's Day Hymn Post

A dear friend who loves hymns as much as I do sent me this beautiful hymn. Thanks, Mary!

The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days,
And God of Love;
Jehovah, great I AM!
By earth and heaven confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name
Forever blest.

The great I AM has sworn;
I on this oath depend.
I shall, on eagle wings upborne,
To heaven ascend.
I shall behold God’s face;
I shall God’s power adore,
And sing the wonders of God’s grace
Forevermore.

The heavenly land I see,
With peace and plenty blest;
A land of sacred liberty,
And endless rest.
There milk and honey flow,
And oil and wine abound,
And trees of life forever grow
With mercy crowned.

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, Lord, the great I AM,
We worship thee!”

~ Daniel Ben Judah, Rome A.D. 1404, translated and paraphrased by Thomas Olivers, England 1770

Read about this hymn at Hymnary.

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