Great is the Lord our God, And let his praise be greatAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 282 hymnals
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1 Great is the Lord, our God,
And let His praise be great;
He makes His churches His abode,
His most delightful seat.
2 These temples of His grace,
How beautiful they stand,
The honors of our native place
And bulwarks of our land!
3 In Zion God is known,
A Refuge in distress;
How bright has His salvation shone,
How fair His heav'nly grace!
4 Oft have our fathers told,
Our eyes have often seen,
How well our God secures the fold
Where His own sheep have been.
5 In every new distress
We’ll to His house repair,
Recall to mind His wondrous grace,
And seek deliverance there.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #636
Great is the Lord our God. I. Watts. [Psalm xlviii.] First published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Church is the honour and safety of a nation." The popular form of this hymn is composed of stanzas i., ii., vi., vii. This is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, and embodies the oft-quoted stanza:—
"These temples of His grace,
How beautiful they stand
The honours of our native place,
The bulwarks of our land."
In a few cases the text is altered, and sometimes, as in the New Mitre, 1875, a doxology is addedition
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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