The mighty God, the Lord

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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
Source: Based on Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (<a href="/hymn/PsH/48#tuneinfo">PHH 48</a>), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 <cite>Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this tex…

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Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, <cite>Parochial Harmony</cite> (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune�…

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