1. Before Jehovah's aweful throne,
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone,
He can create, and He destroy.
2. His sovereign power without our aid
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when, like wandering sheep, we strayed,
He brought us to His fold again.
3. We are His people, we His care,
Our souls, and all our mortal frame;
What lasting honors shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to thy name?
4. We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heavens our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
5. Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand
When rolling years shall cease to move.
|First Line:||Before Jehovah's aweful throne|
|Title:||Before Jehovah's Aweful Throne|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Alterer:||John Wesley, 1703-1791|
|Incipit:||51566 54334 32554|
|Source:||Adapted from Musicalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690|