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“He is before all things.” Col. 1. 17

W. Cowper    L.M.

1
My song shall bless the Lord of all;
My praise shall climb to his abode;
Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty God.

2
Without beginning or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
Eternal ages saw him shine;
He shines eternal ages hence.

3
As much when in the manger laid
Almighty Ruler of the sky,
As when the six days’ work he made
Filled all the morning stars with joy.

4
Of all the crowns Jehovah wears,
Salvation is his dearest claim;
That gracious sound well-pleased he hears,
And owns Immanuel for his name.