GOD of almighty love,
1 GOD of almighty love,
By whose sufficient grace
I lift my heart to things above,
And humbly seek thy face;
Through Jesus Christ the Just,
My faint desires receive;
And let me in thy goodness trust,
And to thy glory live.
2 Whate'er I say or do,
Thy glory be my aim;
My offerings all be offered through
The ever-blessed name!
GOD of eternal truth and grace,
1 GOD of eternal truth and grace,
Thy faithful promise seal!
Thy word, thy oath, to Abraham's race,
In us, even us, fulfil.
2 Let us, to perfect love restored,
Thy image here retrieve,
And in the presence of our Lord
The life of angels live.
3 That mighty faith on me bestow
Which cannot ask in vain,
Which holds, and will not ...read
GOD of Israel's faithful three,
7s & 6s. Daniel iii.
1 GOD of Israel's faithful three,
Who braved a tyrant's ire,
Nobly scorned to bow the knee,
And walked unhurt in fire;
Breathe their faith into my breast,
Arm me in this fiery hour;
Stand, O Son of man, confest
In all thy saving power!
2 Lo! on dangers, deaths, and snares
I every moment tread,
Hell without a vei ...read
GOD of love, that hear'st the prayer,
1 GOD of love, that hear'st the prayer,
Kindly for thy people care,
Who on thee alone depend:
Love us, save us to the end.
2 Save us, in the prosperous hour,
From the flattering tempter's power,
From his unsuspected wiles,
From the world's pernicious smiles.
3 Cut off our dependence vain
On the help of feeble man,
Every arm ...read
GOD of mercy, God of grace,
1 GOD of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of thy face,
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
Fill thy church with light divine;
And thy saving health extend
Unto earth's remotest end.
2 Let the people praise thee, Lord,
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Saviour King;
At thy feet their tr ...read
GOD of my childhood and my youth,
C.M. Psalm lxxi.
1 GOD of my childhood and my youth,
The guide of all my days,
I have declared thy heavenly truth,
And told thy wondrous ways.
2 Wilt thou forsake my hoary hairs,
And leave my fainting heart?
Who shall sustain my sinking years
If God my strength depart?
3 Let me thy power and truth proclaim
To the surviving race;
GOD of my life, through all my days
1 GOD of my life, through all my days
My grateful powers shall sound thy praise;
My song shall wake with opening light,
And cheer the dark and silent night.
2 When anxious cares would break my rest,
And griefs would tear my throbbing breast,
Thy tuneful praises, raised on high,
Shall check the murmur and the sigh.
3 When death o ...read
GOD of my life, to thee
4-6s & 2-8s. A Birthday Hymn.
1 GOD of my life, to thee
My cheerful soul I raise!
Thy goodness bade me be,
And still prolongs my days;
I see my natal hour return,
And bless the day that I was born.
2 A clod of living earth,
I glorify thy name,
From whom alone my birth,
And all my blessings, came,
Creating and preserving grace
Let all ...read
GOD of my life, what just return
1 GOD of my life, what just return
Can sinful dust and ashes give?
I only live my sin to mourn;
To love my God I only live.
2 To thee, benign and saving Power,
I consecrate my lengthened days;
While, marked with blessings, every hour
Shall speak thy co-extended praise.
3 Be all my added life employed
Thine image in my soul to s ...read
GOD of my life, whose gracious power
1 GOD of my life, whose gracious power
Through varied deaths my soul hath led,
Or turned aside the fatal hour,
Or lifted up my sinking head;
2 In all my ways thy hand I own,
Thy ruling Providence I see:
Assist me still my course to run,
And still direct my paths to thee.
3 Oft hath the sea confessed thy power,
And given me back ...read
GOD of my salvation, hear,
7s & 6s.
1 GOD of my salvation, hear,
And help me to believe!
Simply do I now draw near,
Thy blessing to receive:
Full of sin, alas! I am,
But to thy wounds for refuge flee;
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb,
Thy blood was shed for me.
2 Standing now as newly slain,
To thee I lift mine eye!
Balm of all my grief and pain,
Thy grace is ...read
GOD of unexampled grace,
7s & 6s.
1 GOD of unexampled grace,
Redeemer of mankind,
Matter of eternal praise
We in thy passion find:
Still our choicest strains we bring,
Still the joyful theme pursue,
Thee the friend of sinners sing,
Whose love is ever new.
2 Endless scenes of wonder rise
From that mysterious tree,
Crucified before our eyes,
Where we our Maker ...read
GOD of unspotted purity,
L.M. Revelations iii. 14-19.
1 GOD of unspotted purity,
Us and our works canst thou behold!
Justly we are abhorred by thee,
For we are neither hot nor cold.
2 We call thee Lord, thy faith profess,
But do not from our hearts obey;
In soft Laodicean ease
We sleep our useless lives away.
3 We live in pleasure, and are dead,
In search o ...read
GOD only wise, almighty, good,
C.M. For Parents.
1 GOD only wise, almighty, good,
Send forth thy truth and light,
To point us out the narrow road,
And guide our steps aright:
2 To steer our dangerous course between
The rocks on either hand;
And fix us in the golden mean,
And bring our charge to land.
3 Made apt, by thy sufficient grace,
To teach as taught by thee ...read
GOD the Lord is King; before him
8 7,8 7,4 7
1 GOD the Lord is King; before him
Earth with all thy nations wait!
Where the cherubim adore him,
Sitteth he in royal state;
He is holy,
Blessed, only Potentate!
2 God the Lord is King, of glory,
Zion, tell the world his name;
Ancient Israel, the story
Of his faithfulness proclaim;
He is holy,
Holy is his awful name.
GOD! who didst so dearly buy
7s & 6s. 1 Corinthians vi. 20.
1 GOD! who didst so dearly buy
These wretched souls of ours,
Help us thee to glorify
With all our ransomed powers:
Ours they are not, Lord, but thine;
O let the vessels of thy grace,
Body, soul, and spirit, join
In our Redeemer's praise!
2 Father, Son, and Spirit, come,
And with thine own abide:
Holy Gh ...read
GOD, at thy command we rise
GOD, at thy command we rise
Thy glorious name to bless,
Thee the great Lord of earth and skies
We joyfully confess.
Our joy is now to sing of thee,
To triumph in thy love,
And this (transporting thought!) shall be
Our endless work above. ...read
GOD, of good the unfathomed sea!
6-8s. 2nd. metre
1 GOD, of good the unfathomed sea!
Who would not give his heart to thee?
Who would not love thee with his might?
O Jesu, lover of mankind,
Who would not his whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to thee unite?
2 Thou shin'st with everlasting rays;
Before the insufferable blaze
Angels with both Wings veil their ey ...read
GOD, our Hope and Strength abiding,
8 7, 8 7, 4 7.
1 GOD, our Hope and Strength abiding,
Soothes our dread, exceeding nigh:
Fear we not the world subsiding,
Roots of mountains heaving high,
Where in ocean's heart they lie.
2 Let them roar, his awful surges, -
Let them boil - each dark-browed hill
Tremble, where the proud wave urges;
Here is yet one quiet ...read
GOD, the offended God most high,
L.M. 2 Cor. v. 20.
1 GOD, the offended God most high,
Ambassadors to rebels sends;
His messengers his place supply,
And Jesus begs us to be friends.
2 Us, in the stead of Christ, they pray,
Us, in the stead of God, intreat,
To cast our arms, our sins, away,
And find forgiveness at his feet.
3 Our God in Christ! thine embassy,
And pr ...read