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The LORD God from His Throne on High

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1 The LORD God from his throne on high
looks down with clear and searching eye
on all that dwell below;
and he that fashioned heart and mind
looks ever down on human-kind,
their hearts and minds to know.
Not human strength or mighty hosts,
not charging steeds or warlike boasts
can save from overthrow;
but God will save from death and shame
all those who fear and trust his name,
and they no want shall know.

2 God's eye is on all those who fear;
to those who hope, the LORD is near,
according to his Word.
Death cannot touch those in his hand,
nor famine conquer in the land;
we wait upon the LORD.
In God our hope is firm and sure,
who makes the joyful heart secure,
our helper strong and true.
Our trust is in your holy name;
your mercy, LORD, in faith we claim,
as we have hoped in you.

Source: Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #33C

Author (st. 2): Marie J. Post

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First Line: The LORD God from his throne on high
Title: The LORD God from His Throne on High
Author (st. 2): Marie J. Post (alt.)
Meter: D
Source: Psalter Hymnal, 1934 (St. 1)
Language: English



GENEVAN 68 is usually attributed to Matthäus Greiter (b. Aichach, Bavaria, 1490; d. Strasbourg, France, 1550). It was published as a setting for Psalm 119 in Das dritt theil Strassburger Kirchenampt (1525), which Greiter and his friend Wolfgang Dachstein edited. Greiter studied at Freiburg Universi…

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