9501. Great Is The Lord, His Power Is Great

1 Great is the Lord, His power is great,
My tongue His mighty acts relate:
Adore and fear the sovereign Lord,
Who rules all nature by His word.

2 He speaks—the gathering clouds obey;
Thick darkness veils the face of day;
Swift lightnings burst the pitchy cloud,
And awful thunders roar aloud.

3 Roused at His call the winds awake,
And from their wings destruction shake;
With groans the bending woods resound,
And cast their honors to the ground.

4 On mounting waves the sailors rise,
They seem to touch the very skies;
Instant they plunge with dreadful hiss,
O’erwhelmed and lost in the abyss.

5 Well may poor mortals fear and quake,
His voice makes hills and mountains shake:
Far o’er the land the billows dash,
And cities fall with hideous crash.

6 He speaks—the winds their fury cease,
The raging waves are hushed to peace,
Nature her calmest look puts on,
Well pleased the sudden night is gone.

7 Great is the Lord, His power is great,
My tongue His mighty acts relate:
Adore and fear the sovereign Lord,
Who rules all nature by His word.

Text Information
First Line: Great is the Lord, His power is great
Title: Great Is The Lord, His Power Is Great
Author: John Needham
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Devotional and Moral on Various Subjects (Bristol, England: S. Farley, 1768)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ALLMÄCHTIGER GOTT
Composer: Johann Crüger
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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