One of my favorite praise and worship songs to sing is the Doxology. A short and simple tune, most of us know it very, very well. But it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I learned there are so many additional verses! It made it even better. I just loved reading all the carefully crafted and beautiful verses!
However, one becomes quite…bored… when the same, short tune is sung over and over again, even if it is to different lyrics. Below I’ve listed some of my favorite lines. The language is absolutely beautiful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
By influence of Light divine
Let thy own light to others shine.
Reflect all Heaven’s propitious ways
In ardent love, and cheerful praise.
Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.
All praise to Thee, Who safe has kept
And hast refreshed me while I slept
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake
I may of endless light partake.
Heav’n is, dear Lord, where’er Thou art,
O never then from me depart;
For to my soul ’tis hell to be
But for one moment void of Thee.
Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew.
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.
Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.Thomas Ken