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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

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

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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: 8.8.6.8.8.6 D
Source: Psalter Hymnal, 1934 (St. 1)
Language: English

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OLD 113TH

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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