a157. Before Jehovah's awful throne

1 Before Jehovah’s awful throne,
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy:
Know that the Lord is God alone;
He can create--and He destroy,

2 His sov'reign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when like wand'ring sheep we strayed,
He brought us to His fold again.

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 heav'ns our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding 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.

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First Line: Before Jehovah's awful throne
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1895
Topic: The Church Year; National Humiliation and Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving
Notes: Author from Index: Watts
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