391. Before the Lord's eternal throne

1 Before the Lord's eternal throne,
ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
know that the Lord is God alone,
he can create, and he destroy.

2 His sovereign power, without our aid,
formed us of clay and gave us breath;
and when like wandering sheep we strayed,
he saved us from the power of death.

3 We are his people, we his care,
our souls, and all our mortal frame:
what lasting honors shall we rear,
almighty Maker, to thy Name?

4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
high as the heavens our voices raise;
and earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
shall fill thy courts with joyful praise.

5 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.

Text Information
First Line: Before the Lord's eternal throne
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: Psalm 100
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major

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