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.
|First Line:||Before Jehovah's aweful throne|
|Title:||Before Jehovah's Aweful Throne|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Alterer:||John Wesley, 1703-1791|
|Topic:||Peace and Security; Worship of God|
|Source:||"Musicalisches Handbuch," Hamburg, 1690 (adapted from)|