Scripture Verse

Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. 1 Peter 4:11

Introduction

Words: A. Whea­ton, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 4.

Music: W. Her­bert Lamb (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Whea­ton or Lamb’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Our praises we offer to Jesus today,
For mercies and blessings enriching our way;
And we welcome His children who join in accord,
To endeavor to serve Him, our glorious Lord.

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We will sing the love of Jesus,
Join with angel songs above;
Chant His praises, tell His blessing,
Spread abroad His wondrous love.

We lean on His promises many and sure,
Lay hold on His teachings so faithful and pure;
And we pray with assurance that Jesus will hear,
And deliver believers from bondage and fear.

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In spirit He leads us and gives a new song,
Uplifts our whole life, makes us happy and strong;
By His power He shields us from danger and care,
By His love He impels us love’s burdens to bear.

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Then join hearts and voices to publish His praise,
Exhorting each other to walk in His ways;
We’ll exalt in His triumphs and praise His great might,
Till we shout hallelujahs in mansions of light.

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