13. Worship, and Thanks, and Blessing

7,7,8,7, bis.
by C. Wesley
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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.
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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)
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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)