Great is the Lord, what tongue can frame [tell]

Great is the Lord, what tongue can frame [tell]

Author: John Denham
Tune: BLENDON (Giardini)
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Great is the Lord! what tongue can frame
An honor equal to his name!
How awful are his glorious ways!
The Lord is dreadful in his praise.

2 The world's foundations by his hand
Were laid, and shall forever stand;
The swelling billows know their bound,
While to his praise they roll around.

3 Vast are thy works, Almighty Lord
All nature rests upon thy word;
And clouds, and storms, and fire obey
Thy wise and all-controlling sway.

4 Thy glory, fearless of decline,
Thy glory, Lord, shall ever shine;
Thy praise shall still our breath employ,
Till we shall rise to endless joy.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #47

Author: John Denham

Denham, Sir John, only son of Sir John Denham, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and afterwards Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Ireland, born in Dublin, 1615, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. In 1641 he was made governor of Fareham Castle for Charles I., and subsequently attended Charles II. in his exile. At the Restoration he was rewarded for his devotion to the Crown, and created a Knight of the Bath. Died in London, 1668, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His poem, Cooper's Hill, is well known. The manly energy and nervous force of his verse was much more popular with Pope and Johnson and the 18th century school, than it is at the present time. His Version of the Psalms was written about 1668, but not published until 1714.… Go to person page >

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Anthems, Hymns ... Usually Sung at the Catholic Church in Boston #d9

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d98

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P104.3

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P104c

Laudent Omnes #d65

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P104c

My Little Singing Book #d21

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d261

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P104c

Roman Catholic Manual, or Collection of Prayers, Anthems, Hymns, etc. #d9

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #100

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Songs of Asaph; consisting of original Psalm and hymn tunes, chants and anthems #3

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #147

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #54.147

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The Baptist Hymn Book #147

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The Baptist Praise Book #143

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d61

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d71

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d107

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #27

The Modern Psalmist #d88

The Ohio Harmonist #d23

The Psaltery #d87

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #65b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d324

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #47

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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #115

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