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The God of Abraham Praise

  1. The God of Abraham praise,
    who reigns enthroned above,
    Ancient of everlasting day
    and God of love.
    Jehovah! Great I AM!
    by earth and heav’n confessed;
    I bow and bless the sacred name,
    forever blest.
  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 pow’r,
    and him my only portion make,
    my shield and tow’r.
  3. He by himself hath sworn,
    I on his oath depend;
    I shall, on eagles’ wings upborne,
    to heav’n ascend.
    I shall behold his face,
    I shall his pow’r adore,
    and sing the wonders of his grace
  4. The goodly 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.
  5. There dwells the Lord our King,
    the Lord our Righteousness,
    triumphant o’er the world and sin,
    the Prince of Peace.
    On Zion’s sacred height
    his kingdom he maintains,
    and glorious with his saints in light
    forever reigns.
  6. The whole triumphant host
    gives thanks to God on high;
    “Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!”
    they ever cry.
    Hail, Abraham’s God and mine!
    I join the heav’nly lays;
    all might and majesty are thine,
    and endless praise.
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Scripture Reference
Hebrews 11:6, Daniel 7:13-14, Genesis 22:16-17, Revelation 22:1-5, Jeremiah 23:5-6
Composer Information
Lyon, Meyer (Jewish melody, arr. 1770)