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Text:God the All-Terrible!
Author (st. 1-3):Henry F. Chorley
Author (stanzas 4-5):John Ellerton
Tune:RUSSIAN HYMN
Composer:Alexis Lwoff

711. God the All-Terrible!

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 chastening,
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.

Text Information
First Line: God the all-terrible!
Title: God the All-Terrible!
Author (st. 1-3): Henry F. Chorley (1842)
Author (stanzas 4-5): John Ellerton (1870)
Meter: 11.10.11.9.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Special Topics: The Nation; Chastisement; God: Pity of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: RUSSIAN HYMN
Composer: Alexis Lwoff (1833)
Meter: 11.10.11.9.
Key: D Major



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