Open Hymnal

Praise To The Redeemer

1 MIGHTY God! while angels bless Thee,
May an infant lisp Thy name?
Lord of men, as well as angels,
Thou art every creature’s theme.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

2 Lord of every land and nation,
Ancient of eternal days!
Sounded through the wide creation
Be Thy just and lawful praise:
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

3 For the grandeur of Thy nature,
Grand beyond a seraph’s thought;
For created works of power,
Works with skill and kindness wrought:
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

4 For Thy providence, that governs
Through Thine empire’s wide domain;
Wings an angel, guides a sparrow;
Blessèd be Thy gentle reign.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

5 But Thy rich, Thy free redemption,
Dark through brightness all along:
Thought is poor, and poor expression,
Who dare sing that awful song?
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

6 Brightness of the Father’s glory,
Shall Thy praise unutter’d lie?
Fly, my tongue, such guilty silence!
Sing the Lord who came to die.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

7 Did archangels sing Thy coming?
Did the shepherds learn their lays?
Shame would cover me ungrateful,
Should my tongue refuse to praise.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

8 From the highest throne in glory,
To the cross of deepest woe;
All to ransom guilty captives:
Flow, my praise, for ever flow.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

9 Go, return, immortal Saviour!
Leave Thy footstool, take Thy throne;
Thence return, and reign for ever,
Be the kingdom all Thy own.
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen.

Robert Robinson, 1774

C. H. Spurgeon, Our Own Hymn Book: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social and Private Worship, (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1883).

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