The God of Abraham praise


The God of Abraham praise,
who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
and God of love;
Jehovah, great I AM,
by earth and heaven confessed:
I bow and bless the sacred Name
for ever blessed.

The God of Abraham praise,
at whose supreme command
from earth we rise, and seek the joys
at his right hand;
we all on earth forsake,
its wisdom, fame and power;
and him our only portion make,
our Shield and Tower.

The goodly land we see,
with peace and plenty blessed:
a land of sacred liberty
and endless rest;
there milk and honey flow,
and oil and wine abound,
and trees of life for ever grow,
with mercy crowned.

There dwells the Lord, our King,
the Lord, our Righteousness,
triumphant o'er the world and sin,
the Prince of Peace;
on Zion's sacred height
his kingdom he maintains,
and, glorious with his saints in light,
for ever reigns.

The God who reigns on high,
the great archangels sing,
and "Holy, holy, holy," cry,
"Almighty King!"
Who was and is the same,
and evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Father, great I AM,
we worship thee."

The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high;
"Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost"
they ever cry;
hail, Abraham's God and mine;
I join the heavenly lays;
all might and majesty are thine,
and endless praise!


Words: Thomas Olivers (1725-1799), 1770

MIDI: Leoni

Meter: 66 84 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 141 Leoni  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 141 Leoni  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 141 Leoni  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 141 Leoni  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 292i Leoni  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 511 Jerusalem (Old Hebrew Tune)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 601 Leoni, Covenant  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 417    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 584 Leoni, Covenant  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 460 Leoni  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 460 Leoni  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 460 Leoni, Covenant  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 460 Leoni, Covenant  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 460 Covenant  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 460 Leoni  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 554 Leoni  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 628 Leoni  
The English Hymnal, 1906 646 Leoni  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 625 Leoni, Covenant  
The Hymnal 1916 253 Leoni, Covenant, St. Audrey  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 681 Leoni, Covenant  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 357 Leoni  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
437 Leoni, Covenant  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 293 Leoni  
Songs of Praise, 1925 449 Leoni  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 398 Leoni  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 371 Leoni, Covenant  
The Hymnal 1940 285 Leoni, Covenant  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 631 Leoni  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 332 Leoni  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 249 Leoni  
The Hymn Book 1971 023 Leoni  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 053 Leoni  
The Hymnal 1982 401 Leoni  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 331 Leoni  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 148 Leoni  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 009 Leoni Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 478 Leoni  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 347 Leoni  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 125 Leoni  
Sing Glory, 1999 066 Leoni  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 645 Leoni  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 586 Leoni  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 642 Leoni  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 323 Leoni  

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