We give immortal praise

We give immortal praise
To God the Father's love,
For all our comforts here,
And better hopes above.
He sent his own eternal Son
To die for sins that man had done,

To God the Son belongs
Immortal glory too,
Who bought us with his blood
From everlasting woe:
And now he lives, and now he reigns,
And sees the fruit of all his pains.

To God the Spirit's name
Immortal worship give,
Whose new-creating power
Makes the dead sinner live:
His work completes the great design,
And fills the soul with joy divine.

Almighty God, to thee
Be endless honours done,
The undivided three,
And the mysterious one:
Where reason fails with all her powers,
There faith prevails, and love adores.

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

MIDI: Croft's 136th (William Croft, 1678-1727)

Meter: 66 66 44 44

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 142 St. Peter's Manchester  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 143 Darwall's 148th  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 143 St. Mildred  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 143 St. Peter's  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 143 Harewood  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 577 Gopsal  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 141 Immortal Praise  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 141 St. Godric  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 141 St. Godric  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 141 Watts  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 141 St. Godric, St. Peter's  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 141 St. Godric  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908      
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938      
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 165 Croft's 136th  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 038 Croft's 136th  
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 520 Croft's 136th  
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 011 Croft's 136th  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 118 Croft's 136th  
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 218 Croft's 136th  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 713 Croft's 136th  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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