12589. Eternal Praise To The Lord

1 Eternal praises to the Lord,
Come let us join to give;
By His protection and His guard
We are yet spared to live.

2 Whilst many of our fellow-men,
Were quickly called away:
When in distress, and grief, and pain,
They dropped their house of clay.

3 By grace, it is our happy lot
To have respite of days;
It is God’s will, that we should not
Depart, without His grace.

4 May we be wise and ne’er forget,
The troubles we were in!
With sickness, pain, and death beset:
As just reward for sin.

5 But He has turned His gracious hand,
And laid His vengeance by;
Still calls on this, our guilty land:
"Turn ye, why will ye die?"

6 Then let us thank and praise our God,
By whom we have been spared;
And bear with His correcting rod,
Till we are well prepared.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal praises to the Lord
Title: Eternal Praise To The Lord
Author: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Church Hymn Book by Paul B. Henkel (New Market, VA: Colomon Henkel, 1816)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: CORONATION by Oliver Holden, EAGLEY by James Walch, ELIM by Henry W. Greatorex
Tune Information
Composer: George Kingsley (1838)
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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