"We Come with Songs of Blessing"
WE COME WITH SONGS OF BLESSING
We come with songs of blessing,
O Father, God Most High,
your Name on earth confessing
to whom the angels cry;
by all the hosts of heaven
to you all praise be given,
the everlasting Lord.
The heavens show your glory,
your greatness fills the earth;
the prophets tell your story,
apostles praise your worth.
The saints and martyrs name you
and through the world acclaim you
as Father, Spirit, Son.
O King for ever glorious,
O Son for sinners slain,
O Christ who died victorious
to rise and rule and reign;
the hosts on high enthrone you
at God the Father’s hand;
and wide, to those who own you,
the gates of heaven stand.
In mercy, Lord, behold us,
our God to whom we pray;
let Jesus’ love enfold us
against that final day;
no tale of sin confound us
before the judgment throne;
his righteousness surround us,
who trust in God alone.
—Timothy Dudley-Smith, from A HOUSE OF PRAISE: COLLECTED HYMNS 1961-2001, © 2003 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. ISBN 0-916642-74-7 [This volume includes 285 wonderful hymn texts. Highly recommended.]
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Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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