Words: Rev. W. J. Irons, D. D.
Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #129
1. Thou art our God,
we exalt Thee, we praise Thee,
Faithful and true are Thy Counsels of old:
Hymns of thanksgiving Thy People shall raise Thee,
Hailing the mercy Thy Prophets foretold.
2. Bright is Thy Coming, and tempests, long hovering
Over our world, are dispersed by Thy Grace;
Thou shalt destroy all the face of the covering,
Mantling the sinful, and hiding the base.
3. This is the joy that enkindles our praises,
This the glad song of Creation's New Birth:
God shall wipe sorrows and tears from all faces,
God shall give Paradise back to our earth.
4. This is our God, lo, for Him we have waited,
This is the Lord, and He cometh to save:
Joy for the world that His Mercy created,
Triumph o'er sin, and o'er death and the grave.
5. Thou art our God, and we praise Thee, we bless Thee,
Wonderful things our Redeemer hath done;
Great is Thy Power and Thy Love, we confess Thee,
Father and Spirit and Well-beloved Son.
Sheet Music from Chope
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