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    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;
We bow and bless the sacred name,
            For ever blessed.
2      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.
3      The God of Abraham praise,
    Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide us all our happy days,
            In all our ways:
    He is our faithful Friend;
    He is our gracious God;
And He will save us to the end,
            Through Jesus’ blood.
4      Though nature’s strength decay,
    And earth and hell withstand,
To Canaan’s bounds we urge our way
            At His command.
    That heavenly land we see,
    With peace and plenty blessed;
A land of sacred liberty,
            Our endless rest.
5      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!
6      The whole triumphant host
    Give thanks to God on high:
‘Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!’
            They ever cry.
    Hail, Abraham’s God and ours!
    We join the heavenly lays;
And celebrate with all our powers
            His endless praise.
Thomas Olivers, 1725-99