My Song Shall Bless The Lord Of All
Words: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Source: John Newton, Olney Hymns. London: W. Oliver, 1779, Book II, Hymn #38.
1. My song shall bless the LORD of
My praise shall climb to his abode;
Thee, Savior, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty GOD.
2. Without beginning, or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
Eternal ages saw him shine,
He shines eternal ages hence.
3. As much, when in the manger laid,
Almighty ruler of the sky;
As when the six days’ works he made,
Filled all the morning–stars with joy.
4. Of all the crowns JEHOVAH bears,
Salvation is his dearest claim;
That gracious sound well–pleased he hears,
And owns EMMANUEL for his name.
5. A cheerful confidence I feel,
My well–placed hopes with joy I see;
My bosom glows with heav’nly zeal
To worship him who died for me.
6. As man, he pities my complaint,
His pow’r and truth are all divine;
He will not fail, he cannot faint,
Salvation’s sure, and must be mine.
Hymns on this site by John Newton:
Carol Of The Wheat And Tares (First Line: "Though in the outward church below")
For more information, see:
Rodney Canete, “The Olney Hymns by John Newton.” Brown University, 1997. (http://www.victorianweb.org/religion/hymns/olney.html)
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