Scripture Verse

The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Isaiah 40:28

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bri­stol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 1, num­ber 641.

Music: St. Ber­nard (Ri­chard­son) Toch­ter Si­on (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: 1741). Ar­ranged by John Ri­chard­son (1816–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ri­chard­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Blest be our everlasting Lord,
Our Father, God, and King!
Thy sovereign goodness we record,
Thy glorious power we sing.

By Thee the victory is giv’n;
The majesty divine,
And strength, and might, and earth, and Heav’n,
And all therein, are Thine.

The kingdom, Lord, is Thine alone,
Who dost Thy right maintain,
And high on Thine eternal throne,
O’er men and angels reign.

Riches, as seemeth good to Thee,
Thou dost, and honor, give;
And kings their power and dignity
Out of Thy hand receive.

Thou hast on us the grace bestowed
Thy greatness to proclaim;
And therefore now thank we our God,
And praise Thy glorious name.

Thy glorious name and nature’s powers
Thou dost to us make known;
And all the deity is ours,
Through Thy incarnate Son.