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Ascribe to the Lord Our God

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1. Ascribe to the Lord our God,
Ascribe to Him glory, might.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
And worship Him aright.
Come worship in the splendor of holiness.

2. The voice of the Lord is heard;
The Lord thunders o’er the sea.
The voice of the Lord is powerful and strong;
God speaks with majesty.
We hear Your voice and worship in holiness.

3. God’s voice breaks the cedars tall;
He strips all the forests bare.
The mountains He shakes; they skip just like a calf.
His glory all declare.
We hear Your voice and worship in holiness.

4. The voice of the Lord does strike
With flashes of lightning bright.
The voice of the Lord does shake the desert sands;
The deer give birth in fright.
We hear Your voice and worship in holiness.

5. The Lord o’er the flood did reign;
As King, He’s fore’er enthroned.
The Lord gives His people strength for every day;
With peace, they’re blessed and crowned.
You’ve blessed us, Lord; we worship in holiness.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ascribe to the Lord our God
Title: Ascribe to the Lord Our God
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1999)
Meter: SM refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MARION (Messiter)

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife [sic. mother]. The tune was published in the Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his long term of…

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