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41. 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 your gates with thankful songs,
High as the heaven our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill your 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: 1970
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Peace and Security; Worship of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Source: "Musicalisches Handbuch," Hamburg, 1690 (adapted from)

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