Scripture Verse

Your God is a God of gods. Daniel 2:47


Words: John D. Ju­li­an, 1883.

Music: St. Ag­nes’ School J. Al­bert Jeff­ery, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jeff­ery (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John Julian (1839–1913)


O God of God! O Light of Light!
Thou Prince of Peace, Thou King of kings,
To Thee, where an­gels know no night,
The song of praise for­ev­er rings:
To Him who sits up­on the throne,
The Lamb once slain for sin­ful men,
Be hon­or, might, all by Him won,
Glory and praise! Amen! Amen!

Deep in the pro­phets’ sac­red page,
Grand in the po­ets’ wing­èd word,
Slowly in type, from age to age,
Nations be­held their com­ing Lord;
Till through the deep Ju­de­an night
Rang out the song, Good will to men!
Hymned by the first born sons of light,
Re-echoed now, Good will! Amen.

That life of truth, those deeds of love,
That death of pain ’mid hate and scorn,
These all are past, and now above
He reigns our king, once crowned with thorn.
Lift up your heads, ye heav’n­ly gates,
So sang His hosts, un­heard by men;
Lift up your heads, for you He waits,
We lift them up! Amen, Amen.

Nations afar, in ig­nor­ance deep,
Isles of the sea, where dark­ness lay,
These hear His voice, they wake from sleep,
And throng with joy the up­ward way.
They cry with us, Send forth Thy light,
O Lamb, once slain for sin­ful men;
Burst Sa­tan’s bonds, O God of might;
Set all men free!
Amen, Amen.

Sing to the Lord a glo­ri­ous song,
Sing to His name, His love forth tell;
Sing on, Heav’n’s hosts, His praise pro­long;
Sing ye who now in earth do dwell,
Worthy the Lamb for sin­ners slain;
From an­gels, praise; and thanks from men;
Worthy the Lamb, en­throned to reign,
Glory and power! Amen, Amen!