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The mighty God, the Lord

Full Text

1 The mighty God, the Lord,
Has spoken unto all;
From rising to the setting sun
The nations hear His call.

2 From Zion, His abode
Where perfect beauty dwells,
The Lord His glory has displayed
In brightness that excels.

3 Our God shall surely come,
Nor silence shall He keep;
Devouring fire shall herald Him,
About Him storms shall sweep.

4 Then to the heavens above
He from His throne shall call,
The earth His kingly voice shall hear
He is the Judge of all.

5 Let all my chosen saints
Before Me gathered be,
Those that by sacrifice have sealed
Their promise unto Me.

6 Then shall the heavens declare
His righteousness abroad,
Because the Lord Himself is Judge,
Yea, none is Judge, but God.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: The mighty God, the Lord, hath spoken unto all
Title: The mighty God, the Lord
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Based on Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English

Tune

DIADEMATA (Elvey)

Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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[The mighty God, the Lord]


ST. BRIDE

Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4231
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #4231TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #316TextPage Scan
Include 18 pre-1979 instances



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