Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thee we adore, Eternal LORD!

“And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them saying, ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!’” (Rev 5:13 ESV) Thee we adore, eternal Lord! We praise they name with one accord Thy saints, who here thy goodness see, Through all the word do worship thee Through all the world do worship thee To thee aloud all angels cry The heav’ns and all the powers on high Thee, holy, holy, holy, King, Lord God of Hosts, they ever sing Lord God of Hosts, they ever sing Apostles join the glorious throng And prophets swell th’immortal song Thy martyrs’ noble army raise Eternal anthems to thy praise Eternal anthems to thy praise From day to day O Lord, do we Exalt and highly honor thee! Thy name we worship and adore World without end for evermore World without end for evermore. [1]
What a hymn! Do you see the wonderful, glorious, exalting, and breath-taking progression? The hymn begins with all of us who know the Lord praising Him! It then moves to include the angels in heaven who nigh and day praise our glorious, thrice holy God. The apostles who are all now in heaven, from Peter to Paul are joined with saints and angels in this praise. Then back to us who from day to day exalt and highly honor him! His name we worship and adore!
[1] Moravian collection, 1724 & arranged by Frederick M. A. Venua, 1810, The Trinity Hymnal, Baptist Edition, (Suwanee: Great Commission Publications), hymn # 18

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