1 To thee, most high and holy God,
To thee our thankful hearts we raise;
Thy works declare thy name abroad,
Thy wond'rous works demand our praise.
2 To slav'ry doom'd, thy chosen sons
Beheld their foes triumphant rise;
And sore opprest by earthly thrones,
They sought the Sov'reign of the skies.
3 'Twas then, great God, with equal pow'r,
Arose thy vengeance and thy grace,
To scourge their legions from the shore,
And save the rem'nant of thy race.
4 Thy hand that form'd the restless main,
And rear'd the mountain's awful head,
Bade raging seas their course restrain,
And desert wilds receive their dead.
5 Such wonders never come by chance,
Nor van the winds such blessings blow:
'Tis God the judge doth one advance,
'Tis God that lays another low.
6 Let haughty tyrants sink their pride,
Nor lift so high their scornful head;
But lay their impious thoughts aside,
And own the empire God hath made.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LXXV