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Ye hosts of heaven, ye mighty ones

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1 Ye hosts of Heaven, ye mighty ones,
Ascribe, with one accord,
The strength, the power, the majesty,
To your almighty Lord.

2 Give glory to His holy name,
And honor Him alone;
In beauty meet of holiness
Approach His lofty throne.

3 Jehovah’s voice of majesty
Is on the waters wide;
The God of glory thundereth,
And on the seas doth ride.

4 Jehovah sits upon the floods,
And tempests rage in vain;
Jehovah sits as sovereign king
And evermore shall reign.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10711

Author: George Rawson

Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England. Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England. Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England. Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman. Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye hosts of heaven, ye mighty ones
Author: George Rawson

Notes

Ye hosts of heaven, ye mighty ones. [Psalms xxix.] This, in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 35, is a recast of the Old Version rendering of Psalms 29, and was made for that Collection by G. Rawson. See Old Version, p. 865, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

CORONATION (Holden)

Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793).…

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