1 The Lord of glory, reigns supremely great,
And o'er heav'ns arches builds his royal seat.
Thro' worlds unknown his sov'reign sway extends,
Nor space, nor time, his boundless empire ends.
His eye beholds th' affairs of ev'ry nation,
And reads each though thro' his immense creation.
2 Lightning and storms his mighty word obey,
And planets roll, where he has mark'd their way.
Unnumber'd cherubs veil'd before him stand,
And at his signal all their wings expand.
His praise gives harmony to all their voices,
And ev'ry heart thro' the full choir rejoices.
3 Rebellious mortals, cease your tumults vain,
Nor longer such unequal war maintain.
Let clay with fellow-clay in combat strive:
But dread to brave the pow'r, by which you live.
With contrite hearts fall prostrate, and adore him;
For, if he frown, ye perish all before him.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #74