Author: I. Watts, 1674-1748 Hymnal: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #289 (1996) Meter: 18.104.22.168.8.8 Lyrics: 1 Join all the glorious names
Of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
That ever mortals knew,
That angels ever bore:
All are too mean to speak His worth,
Too frail to set my Savior forth!
2 Great Prophet of my God,
My tongue would bless Thy name;
By Thee the joyful news
Of our salvation came:
The joyful news of sins forgiv'n,
Of hell subdued, and peace with heav'n.
3 Be thou my Counselor,
My Pattern and my Guide;
And through this desert land
Still keep me by Thy side.
O let my feet ne'er run astray,
Nor rove, nor seek the crooked way.
4 I love my Shepherd's voice,
His watchful eyes shall keep
My wand'ring soul among
The thousands of His sheep:
He feeds His flock, He calls their names,
His bosom bears the tender lambs.
5 Jesus, my great High Priest,
Offered his blood, and died;
My guilty conscience seeks
No sacrifice beside:
His powerful blood did once atone,
And now it pleads before the throne.
6 My Advocate appears
For my defense on high,
The Father bows His ear,
And lays His anger by.
Not all that hell or sin can say
Shall turn His heart, His love away.
7 Should all the hosts of death,
And pow'rs of hell unknown
Put their most dreadful forms
Of rage and mischief on;
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
Superior pow'r and guardian grace.
Topics: Passion of Christ Languages: English Tune Title: ST. PETER'S MANCHESTER
Join All the Glorious Names