1 How great, how terrible that God,
Who shakes creation with his nod!
He frowns--earth, sea, all nature's frame
Sink in one universal flame.
2 Where now, O where shall sinners seek
For shelter in the general wreck;
Shall falling rocks be o'er them thrown?
See rocks, like snow dissolving down.
3 In vain for mercy now they cry;
In lakes of liquid fire they lie;
There on the flaming billows tossed,
For ever--O forever lost!
4 But saints, undaunted and serene,
With calmness view the dreadful scene;
Their Savior lives, the worlds expire,
And earth and skies dissolve in fire.
5 Jesus, the helpless creature's friend,
To thee my all I dare commend;
thou canst preserve my feeble soul,
When lightnings blaze from pole to pole.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9450||How Great, How Terrible That God||How great, how terrible that God||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Samuel Davies, 1723-1761|