Hymns 5/5

A Selection of Frequently Requested Hymns

21. Our God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast

And our eternal home;

Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same

A thousand ages in Thy sight

Are like an evening gone,

Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;

They fly forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.

Our God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guide while troubles last,

And our eternal home.

22. Praise to the Lord Almighty

The King of creation

O my soul, praise Him

For He is thy health and salvation

Come ye who hear

Brothers and sisters draw near

Praise Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord, who o'er all

Things so wondrously reigneth

Shelters thee under His wings

Yea, so gently sustaineth:

Hast thou not seen

All that is needful hath been

Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth

Prosper thy work and defend thee

Surely His goodness and

Mercy shall daily attend thee:

Ponder anew

All the Almighty can do,

He who with love doth befriend thee

Praise to the Lord, O let all

That is in me adore Him

All that hath life and breath

Come now with praises before Him

Let the amen

Sound from His people again,

Gladly for aye we adore him

23. Praise my soul the King of heaven

To his feet thy tribute bring

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

Who like me his praise should sing?

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favour

To our fathers in distress;

Praise him still the same as ever,

Slow to chide, and swift to bless:

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us,

Well our feeble frame he knows;

In his hands he gently bears us,

Rescues us from all our foes:

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Widely as his mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore him;

Ye behold him face to face;

Sun and moon, bow down before him,

Dwellers all in time and space:

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise with us the God of grace.

24. Seek ye first the kingdom of God,

and His righteousness,

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Allelu, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Alleluia, allelu, alleluia.

Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word

that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Allelu, alleluia...

Ask and it shall be given unto you,

seek and ye shall find;

knock and the door shall be opened up to you.

Allelu, alleluia...

25. Take my life, and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;

Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move

At the impulse of thy love;

Take my feet, and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing

Always, only, for my King;

Take my lips, and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold;

Take my intellect, and use

Every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it thine;

It shall be no longer mine:

Take my heart, it is thine own;

It shall be thy royal Throne.

Take my love; My Lord, I pour

At thy feet its treasure store:

Take myself, and I will be

Ever, only, all, for Thee.

26. Tell out, my soul,

the greatness of the Lord;

unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;

tender to me

the promise of His word;

in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul,

the greatness of His name!

Make known His might, the deeds His arm has done;

His mercy sure,

from age to age the same;

His Holy name - the Lord, the Mighty One.

Tell out, my soul,

the greatness of His might! powers and dominions lay their glory by;

proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,

the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul,

the glories of His word! firm is His promise, and His mercy sure:

tell out, my soul,

the greatness of the Lord

to children's children and for evermore!

27. The Lord's my Shepherd I'll not want;

He makes me down to lie

In pastures green; He leadeth me

The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again,

And me to walk doth make

Within the paths of righteousness,

E'en for his own names's sake.

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,

Yet will I fear no ill;

For Thou art with me, and thy rod

And staff me comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnished

In presence of my foes;

My head Thou dost with oil anoint,

And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life

Shall surely follow me,

And in God's house for evermore

My dwelling-place shall be.

28. To God be the glory! great things He hath done;

so loved He the world that He gave us His son;

who yielded His life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

let the earth hear His voice;

praise the Lord, praise the Lord!

let the people rejoice:

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son

and give Him the glory;

great things He hath done!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!

to every believer the promise of God;

the vilest offender who truly believes,

that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord...

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,

and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

but purer, and higher, and greater will be

our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

Praise the Lord...

29. We plough the fields and scatter

The good seed on the land,

But it is fed and watered

By God's almighty hand;

He sends the snow in winter,

The warmth to swell the grain,

The breezes and the sunshine

And soft refreshing rain.

All good gifts around us

Are sent from heaven above,

Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord,

For all His love.

He only is the Maker

Of all things near and far;

He paints the wayside flower,

He lights the evening star;

The wind and waves obey Him,

By Him the birds are fed;

Much more to us, His children,

He gives our daily bread.

We thank Thee then, O Father,

For all things bright and good,

The seed-time and the harvest,

Our life, our health, our food.

Accept the gifts we offer

For all Thy love imparts,

And what Thou most desirest,

Our humble, thankful hearts.

30. What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear -

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged:

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Can we find a friend so faithful,

who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness -

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy laden,

cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Saviour still our refuge,

take it to the Lord in prayer!

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer !

In His arm He'll take and shield thee,

thou wilt find a solace there.