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O dread Jehovah! glorious is thy name

O dread Jehovah! glorious is thy name

Author: Thomas Cradock
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O dread Jehovah! glorious is thy name;
According worlds it's excellence proclaim;
The glitt'ring regions of the spangled sky
Declare thy greatness and thy majefty.
2 How vast thy kindness to the sons of men,
E'en in our helpless infancy is seen;
If such o'er sucklings thy paternal care,
The wicked sure their blasphemies may spare.
3 But when thy wond'rous works above I spy,
The glorious canopy that hangs on high,
Rejoicing in his strength, the radiant sun,
With her attendant orbs, the glimm'ring moon;
4 Who can the depth of all thy goodness scan,
Thy free, thy vast benificence to man?
That we, mere things of earth, thy care can boast,
In joy, in rapt'rous wonder, I am lost.
5 With glory crown'd, ours is the second place
To the high order of th' angelic race;
6 Lord of this lower world, a wide domain,
O'er all the creatures of thy hand we reign;
7 The lowing herds, the bleating flocks obey,
And all the beasts that in the woodlands stray;
8 Ours are the wing'd inhabitants above;
The tribes are ours that in old ocean rove:
9 O dread Jehovah, glorious is thy name:
According worlds it's excellence proclaim.

Source: New Version of the Psalms of David #VIII

Author: Thomas Cradock

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

Text Information

First Line: O dread Jehovah! glorious is thy name
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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