Text: James Ellor
Music: Edward Perronet; alt. John Rippon
Scripture References: Deuteronomy 32:3; 1 Chronicles 29:11-13; Psalm 24:7-10; 40:16; Isaiah 9:6; 28:5; Lamentations 5:19; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 1:20, 22; Colossians 1:15-19
Liturgical Uses/Seasons: Advent, Christmas, Easter, Epiphany, Opening Song, Praises/Adoration,
Themes: Ascension, Jesus Christ, Salvation, Victory
Hymnal Reference: B. H. 134, 56 Ed
This hymn is used as a hymn of praise in worship, especially in a special celebration. The entire song expresses the power, wisdom, care, and love of God at creation for His creatures. The stanzas and the chorus of the song connect in a very smooth manner. Liturgically, it is a hymn of praise and adoration with deep reflection on the greatness and goodness of God. In worship, this hymn is often used as a response to the Lord’s greatness, awesomeness. It is commonly used often as a response to praise in worship and for other thanksgiving services. Worshippers in Nigeria enjoy singing the melismatic section of the refrain as it helps them to praise and adore God pleasurably. The song is usually performed and accompanied by a keyboard, bass guitar, drum set, and any other available instruments. Theologically, it is a song of praise and adoration.
Contributed by Matthew Abioye.