168. Before Jehovah's Aweful Throne

1. Before Jehovah's aweful 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
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when, like wandering 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 heavens 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.

Text Information
First Line: Before Jehovah's aweful throne
Title: Before Jehovah's Aweful Throne
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Alterer: John Wesley, 1703-1791
Publication Date: 1966
Meter: L M
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Incipit: 51566 54334 32554
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Adapted from Musicalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690

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