Christ My Song - 1943
To Israel's God let praise be given
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To Israel's God let praise be given.
"Let Israel rejoice in him that made him." (Psalm 149,2)
2. Our God – what sweetness in the sound!
Our God – let thankful songs abound:
the eternal God our Father is;
we trust in him, and we are his.
3. The God who sits on yonder throne,
in dread magnificence alone,
our Father, and our God, we style;
his frown is death, and heaven his smile.
4. Redeemed by blood, and heirs by grace,
we hope to see our Father's face;
the prospect cheers us on our way,
the prospect of that glorious day.
5. A day that human thought transcends,
a glorious day that never ends;
the prospect of a day like this,
new strength in every conflict is.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 187.