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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

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God, The Omnipotent

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Russian Hymn 11. 10. 11. 9. 
Co-Author: John Ellerton  (verses 2 & 4)
Born: December 16, 1826, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England.
Died: June 15, 1893, Torquay, Devonshire, England.
Buried: Torquay, Devonshire, England.
Ellerton graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered the ministry in 1850. He served as Vicar at St. Nicholas’, Brighton, and Crewe Green, Cheshire. He was a recognized authority on hymns, contributed to Hymns Ancient and Modern, and wrote or translated over 80 hymns.

God the Omnipotent! King, who ordainest
Thunder Thy clarion, the lightning Thy sword;
Show forth Thy pity on high where Thou reignest;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

God the All-merciful! earth hath forsaken
Meekness and mercy, and slighted Thy Word;
Let not Thy wrath in its terrors awaken;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

God the All-righteous One! man hath defied Thee;
Yet to eternity standeth Thy Word;
Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside Thee;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

So shall Thy people, whith thankful devotion,
Praise Him who saved them from peril and sword,
Singing in chorus from ocean to ocean,
Peace to the nations, and praise to the Lord.


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