In joyous hymns and in sublimest lays

In joyous hymns and in sublimest lays

Author: Thomas Cradock
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 In joyous hymns and in sublimest lays,
The God of gods, the great Jehovah praise,
The God, o'er mighty kings dread Lord alone,
Who such stupendous miracles has done:
For great his mercy; equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
5 'Twas he by his creating hand brought forth,
From nought, yon worlds above, this spacious earth;
This earth did for his fav'rite, man, provide,
And bad the waters to their depths subside;
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
7 'Twas he that fix'd the radiant lights on high,
With their bright blaze t' illume the azure sky;
That gave the sun to shed his beams by day,
The moon to bless the night with milder ray;
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
10 When Israel in Egyptian bondage sigh'd,
By him the first-born of their tyrants died;
He led his people from the faithless land,
By his strong arm and his Almighty hand:
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
13 He bad the sea her turbid waves divide;
Her waves a rampier form'd on either side;
Safely we pass, and gain the welcome coast,
While Pharaoh and his threat'ning bands are lost;
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
16 Thro' the dry desart he his people led,
Slew mighty kings, and all their hosts dismay'd;
Great Sihon whom the Amorites obey'd,
And valiant Og, that Bashan's warriors sway'd;
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
21 On Ifrael he their fruitful lands bestow'd,
That they might ever serve their gracious God;
And still, when in distress to him they cry,
Swift he redeems them from the enemy;
Great is his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.
25 On him depend the nations all for bread.
All by the bounty of his love are fed;
O'er heav'ns above, o'er earth beneath, he reigns;
Praise all their maker in exalted strains;
For great his mercy, equal with his pow'r;
Lasts his beneficence, till time's no more.

Source: New Version of the Psalms of David #CXXXVI

Author: Thomas Cradock

Rector of St. Thomas's, Baltimore County, Maryland Go to person page >

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First Line: In joyous hymns and in sublimest lays
Author: Thomas Cradock
Language: English
Publication Date: 1756
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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