Melody -

William Cowper, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 2, hymn 38

My song shall bless the Lord of all,
My praise shall climb to his abode;
Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty God.

2. Without beginning, or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
Eternal ages saw him shine,
He shines eternal ages hence.

3. As much, when in the manger laid,
Almighty ruler of the sky;
As when the six days' works he made,
Filled all the morning-stars with joy.

4. Of all the crowns Jehovah bears,
Salvation is his dearest claim;
That gracious sound well-pleased he hears,
And owns Emmanuel for his name.

5. A cheerful confidence I feel,
My well-placed hopes with joy I see;
My bosom glows with heav'nly zeal
To worship him who died for me.

6. As man, he pities my complaint,
His pow'r and truth are all divine;
He will not fail, he cannot faint,
Salvation's sure, and must be mine.

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