Omnipotent Lord, my Saviour and King

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 492 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

OMNIPOTENT Lord, my Saviour and King,
Thy succour afford, Thy righteousness bring:
Thy promises bind Thee compassion to have;
O, now let me find Thee almighty to save.

Rejoicing in hope, and patient in grief,
To Thee I look up for certain relief;
I shall be supported, no danger I’ll fear,
Nor shrink from the trial, while Thou, Lord, art near.

Yes, God is above men, devils, and sin,
My Saviour’s great love the battle shall win;
So awesome and glorious His coming shall be,
His love all-victorious shall conquer for me.

He all shall break through; His Truth and His grace
Shall bring me into the plentiful place,
Through much tribulation, through water and fire,
Through floods of temptation and flames of desire.

On Jesus, my power, till then I rely,
All evil before His presence shall fly;
When I have my Saviour, my sin shall depart,
And Jesus for ever shall reign in my heart.

Author: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Tune: True Adoration
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here:

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