15. Before Jehovah’s awful throne

1 Before Jehovah's awful throne,
you 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 and fashioned us of old;
and when like wandering sheep we strayed,
he brought us back into his fold.

3 We'll crowd your gates with thankful songs,
high as the heavens our voices raise;
and earth with her ten thousand tongue
shall fill your courts with sounding praise.

4 Wide as the world is your command,
vast as eternity your love;
firm as a rock your truth must stand,
when rolling years shall cease to move.

Text Information
First Line: Before Jehovah’s awful throne
Author: J. Wesley (1703-1791)
Author: I. Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM)
Topic: God, Father: Creating and Sustaining; Jubilate Deo; The Creation (2 more...)
Source: Jubilate Deo
Tune Information
Name: OLD 100th
Arranger: J. Dowland (1563-1626)
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM)
Incipit: 33243 3555 5 553 65
Key: G Major
Notes: Alternative version with melody in tenor. For another version of tune, see 14.

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