Sir Edward Denny
Break forth O earth in praises!
Dwell on His wondrous story.
The Saviours Name and love proclaim,
The King who reigns in glory.
See on the throne beside Him
Oer all her foes victorious,
His royal Bride for whom He died,
Like Him forever glorious.
Ye of the seed of Jacob!
Behold the Royal Lion,
Of Judahs line, in glory shine
All fill His throne in Zion.
Blest with Messiahs favor,
A ransomed, holy nation
Your offerings bring to Christ your King
The God of your salvation.
Come ye kings, ye nations!
With songs of gladness, hail Him.
Ye Gentiles all before Him fall
The Royal Priest in Salem
Oer hell and death triumphant.
Your conquering Lord hath risen,
His praises sound, whose power hath bound
Your ruthless foe in prison.
Hail to the King of Glory!
Head of the new creation.
Thy ways of grace, we love to trace
And praise thy great salvation.
Thy heart was pressed with sorrow,
The bonds of death to sever
to make us free that we might be
Thy crown of joy forever.
Sir Edward Denny was the fourth baronet of Tralbe Castle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Though born to wealth and affluence, Sir Edward became interested in spiritual things early in his life. He became a believer while young and lived a long and fruitful life marked by devotion to the Lord Jesus. His humility and consecration earned him great respect by his many servants and his brethren in Christ. The hymns which he wrote are all in the spirit of worship, in appreciation for the Son of God who suffered and is risen and in anticipation of His return.
His hymns are a legacy to the Church. One of his greatest and sweetest is "To Calvary Lord in spirit now, our weary souls repair." Fourteen of his hymns are sung in the assemblies of saints one hundred years after his homecall. This dear saint was gathered with a few believers in assembly fellowship in the Gospel Hall at Tralbe on his estate. He went to be with the Lord in his ninety-fourth year. His whole life was marked by grace and truth.
Submitted by Harold S. Paisley