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The Lord is great! ye hosts of heaven, adore him

The Lord is great! ye hosts of heaven, adore him

Author: D. Dutton, jr.
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Lord is great! ye hosts of heaven, adore Him,
And ye who tread this earthly ball;
In holy songs rejoice aloud before Him,
And shout His praise who made you all.

2 The Lord is great; His majesty, how glorious!
Resound His praise from shore to shore;
O'er sin, and death, and hell, now made victorious,
He rules and reigns for evermore.

3 The Lord is great; His mercy how abounding!
Ye angels, strike your golden chords;
Oh praise our God, with voice and harp resounding,
The King of kings and Lord of lords.

Source: The Book of Worship #44

Author: D. Dutton, jr.

Dutton, Deodatus, jun., b. cir. 1810, was a native of Monson, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a Licentiate of the third Presbytery, New York, but died before ordination, about 1832. His hymns in common use are:— 1. On Thibet's snow-capt mountain. Missions. This appeared in pt. ii. of the Christian Lyrics, 1831, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is an imitation of Bp. Heber's “From Greenland's icy mountains." 2. O where can the soul find relief from its foes. Heaven. The date and first published of this hymn is uncertain. It is given, together with the above, in the Plymouth Collection, 1855. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is great! ye hosts of heaven, adore him
Author: D. Dutton, jr.
Source: Church Psalmody
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Shenandoah Harmony #17

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