42. Great Is the LORD, Our God

1 Great is the Lord, our God,
and let His praise be great;
He makes His churches His abode,
His most delightful seat.
These temples of His grace,
how beautiful they stand,
the honors of our native place
and bulwarks of our land!

2 Oft have our fathers told,
our eyes have often seen,
how well our God secures the fold
where His own sheep have been.
In ev'ry new distress
we’ll to His house repair,
recall to mind His wondrous grace,
and seek deliv'rance there.

3 Far as Thy Name is known,
the world declares Thy praise;
Thy saints, O LORD, before Thy throne,
their sons of honor raise.
With joy Thy people stand
on Zion's chosen hill,
proclaim the wonders of Thy hand,
and councils of Thy will.

4 How decent and how wise!
How glorious to behold!
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes,
and rites adorned with gold.
The God we worship now
will guide us till we die;
will be our God while here below,
and ours above the sky.

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First Line: Great is the LORD, our God
Title: Great Is the LORD, Our God
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 2017
Meter: SMD
Scripture:
Topic: Revelation and Adoration
Language: English
Notes: Suggested Tune: TERRA BEATA, no. 41
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