Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging
words of the "Everlasting God" lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748),
was born in Southampton, England and
achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Everlasting God", Henry Lahee (April 11, 1826-April 29, 1912),
was born in Chelsea, London, England and
became famous as a musician and composer. Henry Lahee set to music poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the "Building of the Ship") and Edgar Allen Poe in "The Bells".
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Everlasting God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674
to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Henry Lahee (April 11, 1826 to
April 29, 1912)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Blest be the everlasting God, The Father of our Lord"
First Publication Date:
Everlasting God Lyrics
Blest be the everlasting God,
The Father of our Lord;
Be His abounding mercy praised,
His majesty adored.
When from the dead He raised His Son,
And called Him to the sky,
He gave our souls a lively hope
That they should never die.
What though our inbred sins require
Our flesh to see the dust,
Yet as the Lord our Savior rose,
So all His followers must.
There's an inheritance divine
Reserved against that day;
'Tis uncorrupted, undefiled,
And cannot waste away.
Saints by the power of God are kept
Till the salvation come;
We walk by faith as strangers here,
Till Christ shall call us home.