Eternal God! We raise to Thee,
Our songs of praise this solemn hour;
Now let Thy Spirit make us free
To magnify Thy grace and pow’r;
We worship, and Thy name adore,
And Thou art blest for evermore.
To Thee all holy angels sing,
The seraph and the cherub throng,
Worship the everlasting King,
In notes of unexpiring song;
Before Thy throne their anthem raise,
And fill the heavens with their praise.
The God of patriarchs who face
Thy throne while round The seers stand,
Oh, how they magnify
Delight to go at Thy command;
The prophets and the saintly throng
Extol Thy name with heavenly song.
The God of all the martyred host,
The slain upon the rock of shame,
Of Thee they make their glorious boast,
And fall in wonder at Thy name.
The Church throughout remotest bounds
Now sings Thy praise till heaven resounds!