311: THEE we praise, our God and Fatherby Inglis Fleming (1859-1955)
1 THEE we praise, our God and Father,
Thou Thy love hast shown;
Ere the world was, Thou didst choose us
For Thine own.
2 Thou Thine only Son hast given,
Thou art glorified,
For in love to bring us near Thee,
He has died.
3 By the Holy Ghost indwelling
We with Christ have part,
Father, we Thy children call Thee,
From our heart.
4 Love divine, our present portion,
Heaven's choicest store,
Thee we worship, God and Father,
5 Soon in Thine own house around Thee
Still our praise shall swell,
Sons before Thee ever joying
We shall dwell.
6 For His praise who glorified Thee,
We like Him shall be,
Firstborn among many brethren
Alternative tunes (188.8.131.52.)