The Lord, our God, alone is strong

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1 The Lord our God alone is strong;
His hands build not for one brief day;
His wondrous works, thro' ages long,
His wisdom and His power display.

2 His mountains lift their solemn forms,
To watch in silence o’er the land;
The rolling ocean, rocked with storms,
Sleeps in the hollow of His hand.

3 Thou sov'reign God, receive this gift
Thy willing servants offer Thee;
Accept the prayers that thousands lift,
And let these halls Thy temple be.

4 And let those learn, who here shall meet,
True wisdom is with reverence crowned,
And science walks with humble feet
To seek the God that faith hath found.


Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #513

Author: C. T. Winchester

Winchester, Caleb Thomas, M.A., was born in 1847. He is Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. His hymn, "The Lord our God alone is strong" (Dedication of a Science Hall), was written for the opening of the Orange Judd Hall of Natural Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown. It was included in the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal , 1878 (Nutter's Hymn Studies, 1884). -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >



TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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TALLIS CANON is one of nine tunes Thomas Tallis (PHH 62) contributed to Matthew Parker's Psalter (around 1561). There it was used as a setting for Psalm 67. In the original tune the melody began in the tenor, followed by the soprano, and featured repeated phrases. Thomas Ravenscroft (PHH 59) publish…

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