Do all things thus worship Jesus? then let us adore him. Oh for warm hearts with which to extol his precious name. All hail, Lord Jesus! our very souls worship thee with lowliest and most loving reverence.
Who shall the Father’s record search,
And hidden things reveal?
Behold, the Son that record takes,
And opens every seal!
Hark how th’ adoring hosts above
With songs surround the throne!
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues;
But all their joys are one.
Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry,
To be exalted thus;”
Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply,
For he was slain for us.”
Now to the Lamb, that once was slain,
Be endless blessings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy remain
For ever on thy head.
Thou hast redeem’d our souls with blood,
Hast set the prisoners free;
Hast made us kings and priests to God,
And we shall reign with thee.
Thou art the First, and thou the Last;
Time centres all in thee,
The Almighty God, who was, and is,
And evermore shall be.
Thou hast promised by the prophets,
Glorious light in latter days;
Come and bless bewilder’d nations,
Change our prayers and tears to praise:
Round the world diffuse thy rays.
All our hopes, and prayers, and labours,
Must be vain without thine aid:
But thou wilt not disappoint us;
All is true that thou hast said:
O’er the world thine influence spread.
Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name,
While in his holy courts ye wait,
Ye saints that to his house belong,
Or stand attending at his gate.
Praise ye the Lord; the Lord is good,
To praise his name is sweet employ;
Israel he chose of old, and still
His church is his peculiar joy.
The Lord himself will judge his saints;
He treats his servants as his friends;
And when he hears their sore complaints,
Repents the sorrow that he sends.
In Gabriel’s hand a mighty stone
Lies, a fair type of Babylon:
“Prophets, rejoice, and all ye saints,
God shall avenge your long complaints.”
He said, and dreadful as he stood,
He sank the millstone in the flood:
“Thus terribly shall Babel fall,
Thus and no more be found at all.”