1 The God of Abraham praise
who reigns enthroned above;
the ancient of eternal days
and God of love!
The Lord, the great I AM,
by earth and heaven confessed
we bow before his holy name
for ever blessed.

2 To him we lift our voice
at whose supreme command
from death we rise to gain the joys
at his right hand:
we all on earth forsake
its wisdom, fame, and power;
the God of Israel we shall make
our shield and tower.

3 Though nature's strength decay,
and earth and hell withstand,
at his command we fight our way
to Canaan's land:
the water's deep we pass
with Jesus in our view,
and through the howling wilderness
our path pursue.

4 He by his name has sworn
on this we shall depend,
and as on eagles' wings upborne
to heaven ascend:
there we shall see his face,
his power we shall adore,
and sing the wonders of his grace
for evermore.

5 There rules the Lord our King,
the Lord our righteousness,
victorious over death 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 Triumphant hosts on high
give thanks eternally
and 'Holy, holy, holy' cry,
'great Trinity!'
Hail Abraham's God and ours!
one mighty hymn we raise,
all power and majesty be yours
and endless praise!

Jubilate Hymns version of The God of Abraham praise Thomas Olivers (1725 - 1799) from Yigaddel Elohim chay weyishtabach Daniel Ben Judah (fl.c.14th century)
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