To God, the Great, the ever blest
To God, the great, the ever blest,
Let songs of honor be addressed;
His mercy firm forever stands
Give Him the thanks His love demands.
Who knows the wonders of Thy ways?
Who shall fulfill Thy boundless praise?
Blest are the souls that fear Thee still,
And pay their duty to Thy will.
Remember what Thy mercy did
For Jacob’s race, Thy chosen seed;
And with the same salvation bless
The meanest suppliant of Thy grace.
O may I see Thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Joined to Thy saints and near to Thee.
God’s unchangeable love
God of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Isr’el prove
Thy constancy of grace!
They saw thy wonders wrought,
And then thy praise they sung;
But soon thy works of power forgot,
And murmured with their tongue.
Now they believe his word
While rocks with rivers flow;
Now with their lusts provoke the Lord,
And he reduced them low.
Yet when they mourned their faults,
He hearkened to their groans,
Brought his own cov’nant to his thoughts,
And called them still his sons.
Their names were in his book,
He saved them from their foes
Oft he chastised, but ne’er forsook
The people that he chose.
Let Isr’el bless the Lord,
Who loved their ancient race
And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen, to all the praise.