531. Before Jehovah's Awesome Throne

1 Before Jehovah's awesome 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 all its 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 shall stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

Text Information
First Line: Before Jehovah's awesome throne
Title: Before Jehovah's Awesome Throne
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (adapt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Praise, Adoration
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510-1561
Meter: L M
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting ┬ę 1953 W├╝rttembergisches Choralbuch

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