617. God the All-terrible! King, who ordainest

1 God the All-terrible! King, who ordainest
Great winds thy clarions, lightnings thy sword,
Show forth thy pity on high where thou reignest;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

2 God the Omnipotent! Mighty Avenger,
Watching invisible, judging unheard,
Save us in mercy, O save us from danger;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

3 God the All-merciful! earth hath forsaken
Thy ways of blessedness, slighted thy Word;
Bid not thy wrath in its terrors awaken;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

4 God the All-righteous One! man hath defied thee;
Yet to eternity standeth thy Word;
Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside thee;
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

5 God the All-wise! By the fire of thy chast'ning,
Earth shall to freedom and truth be restored;
Through the thick darkness thy kingdom is hast'ning;
Thou wilt give peace in thy time, O Lord.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: God the All-terrible! King, who ordainest
Author: Henry F. Chorley (1842, arr.)
Author: John Ellerton (1870, arr.)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 11. 10. 11. 9.
Scripture: Psalm 46:8-9
Topic: God: Pity of; National; Peace: Civil
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RUSSIAN HYMN
Composer: Alexis Lwoff (1833)
Meter: 11. 10. 11. 9.
Key: E♭ Major



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