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Hymn #144: Glory To God! Who Reigns Above

Hymn #143 Hymn #145


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144 (L.M.) John Needham

Glory to God! who reigns above,

Who dwells in light, whose name is love;

Ye saints and angels, if ye can,

Declare the love of God to man.

Oh, what could more His love commend,

Than His dear, only Son to send?

That man, condemned to die, might live,

And God be gracious to forgive!

Messiah's come — with joy behold

The days by prophets long foretold;

Judah, thy royal sceptre's broke,

And time still proves what Jacob spoke.

Daniel, thy weeks are all expired,

The time prophetic seals required;

Cut off for sins, but not His own,

Thy Prince, Messiah, did atone.

Thy famous temple, Solomon,

Is by the latter far outshone;

It wanted not thy glitt'ring store:

Messiah's presence graced it more.

We see the prophecies fulfilled

In Jesus, that most wondrous child:

His birth, His life, His death, combine

To prove His character divine.

Jesus, Thy gospel firmly stands,

A blessing to these favored lands;

No infidel shall be our dread.

Since Thou art risen from the dead.

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