13. Worship, and Thanks, and Blessing

7,7,8,7, bis.
by C. Wesley
Worship, and thanks, and blessing,
And strength ascribe to Jesus!
The Lord alone defends His own,
When earth or hell oppresses.
Omnipotent Redeemer!
Our ransomed souls adore Thee;
Our Saviour Thou, we own it now,
And give to Thee the glory.
Thine arm hath safely brought us
A way no more expected
Than when Thy sheep passed through the deep
By crystal walls protected.
We sing Thine arm unshortened,
Brought through each sore temptation;
With heart and voice, in Thee rejoice,
Thou God of our salvation.
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4)
“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:18)
Thy glory is our rear-ward,
Thy hand our lives doth cover;
And we, e'en we, have passed the sea,
And marched triumphant over:
We own Thy great deliverance,
And triumph in Thy favor;
And for the love which now we prove,
Shall praise Thy name forever.
“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.” (Isaiah 58:8)
“And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by.” (Exodus 33:22)
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” (John 10:28-29)
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” (Colossians 1:13)
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” (Malachi 3:10)
“While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.” (Psalm 146:2)