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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 #d98

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Carmina Sacra #51a

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Church Psalmody #P104.3

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Church Psalmody #P104c

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Hymns of Worship #31

Laudent Omnes #d65

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P104c

My Little Singing Book #d21

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

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Psalms and Hymns #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 #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary #100

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Songs for the Sanctuary #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

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The Choir #64b

The Choral #d71

The Christian Harmony #d107

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The Congregational Hymn Book #27

The Modern Psalmist #d88

The Ohio Harmonist #d23

The Psaltery #d87

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #65b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d324

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The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony #26b

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The Voice of Praise #47

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Worship in Song #115

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