To God, the mighty Lord

Representative Text

1 To God the mighty Lord
Your joyful thanks repeat;
To him due praise afford,
As good as he is great.

Refrain:
For God does prove
Our constant friend,
His boundless love
Shall never end.

2 By his almighty Hand
Amazing works are wrought;
The heav'ns by his command
Were to perfection brought. [Refrain]

3 He spread the ocean round
About the spacious land;
And made the rising ground
Above the waters stand. [Refrain]

4 He does the food supply,
On which all creatures live,
To God, who reigns on high,
Eternal praises give. [Refrain]

Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.XXXVIII

Author: Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate was born in Dublin and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1672. He lacked great talent but wrote much for the stage, adapting other men's work, really successful only in a version of King Lear. Although he collaborated with Dryden on several occasions, he was never fully in step with the intellectual life of his times, and spent most of his life in a futile pursuit of popular favor. Nonetheless, he was appointed poet laureate in 1692 and royal historiographer in 1702. He is now known only for the New Version of the Psalms of David, 1696, which he produced in collaboration with Nicholas Brady. Poverty stricken throughout much of his life, he died in the Mint at Southwark, where he had taken refuge from his creditors… Go to person page >

Author: Nicholas Brady

Nicholas Brady, the son of an officer in the Royalist army, was born in Brandon, Ireland, 1659. He studied at Westminster School, and at Christ Church College, oxford, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. He held several positions in the ministry, but later in life retired to Richmond Surrey, where he established a school. Here he translated some of the Psalms. Several volumes of his sermons and smaller works were published, but his chief work, like that of his co-colabourer Tate, was the "Metrical Version of Psalms." This version was authorized by King William in 1696, and has, since that time, taken the place of the earlier translation by Sternhold and Hopkins, which was published in 1562. The whole of the Psalms, with tunes, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To God, the mighty Lord
Author: Nahum Tate (1696)
Author: Nicholas Brady (1696)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1696
Language: English
Notes: Psalm 136, pp. 222-223.
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.XXXVIII

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