309. Before Jehovah's awful throne

Before Jehovah's awful throne,
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone;
He can create, and he destroy.

His sovereign power without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when like wandering sheep we strayed,
He brought us to his fold again.

We are his people, we his care,
Our souls, and all our mortal frame:
What lasting honours shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to thy Name?

We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heaven our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.

Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Praise him, all creatures here below!
Praise him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!


Text Information
First Line: Before Jehovah's awful throne
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Adapter: John Wesley
Publication Date: 1916
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Holy Communion: Introits
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Incipit: 51566 54334 32554
Key: C Major
Source: Hamburg, 1690

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