God! the eternal, awful name
That the whole heav'nly army fears,
That shakes the wide creation's frame,
And Satan trembles when he hears.
Like flames of fire his servants are,
And light surrounds his dwelling-place;
But, O ye fiery flames! declare
The brighter glories of his face.
'Tis not for such poor worms as we
To speak so infinite a thing;
But your immortal eyes survey
The beauties of your sovereign King.
Tell how he shows his smiling face,
And clothes all heav'n in bright array;
Triumph and joy run through the place,
And songs eternal as the day.
Speak, for you feel his burning love,
What zeal it spreads through all your frame;
That sacred fire dwells all above,
For we on earth have lost the name.
[Sing of his power and justice too,
That infinite right hand of his
That vanquished Satan and his crew,
And thunder drove them down from bliss.]
[What mighty storms of poisoned darts
Were hurled upon the rebels there!
What deadly jav'lins nailed their hearts
Fast to the racks of long despair!]
[Shout to your King, ye heav'nly host,
You that beheld the sinking foe;
Firmly ye stood when they were lost:
Praise the rich grace that kept you so.]
Proclaim his wonders from the skies,
Let every distant nation hear;
And while you sound his lofty praise,
Let humble mortals bow and fear.
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|A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #727||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1839|
|Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.II.27||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||1817|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XXVII||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Parish Psalmody #d217||Praise ye him, all his angels||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1844|
|Parish Psalmody #d224||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1848|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #150||God! the eternal, awful name||God! the eternal, awful name||Watts||1855|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.27||Hymn 27||God! the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Psalm 148:2||1806|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #150||God! the eternal, awful name||God! the eternal, awful name||Watts||1857|
|The Christian Hymn Book #d199||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1846|
|The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d86||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1848|
|The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d201||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1855|
|The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #165||God, the eternal awful name||God, the eternal awful name||1815|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #531||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #49||God! the eternal awful name||God! the eternal awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XXVII||God! the eternal awful Name||God! the eternal awful Name||1766||Angels Praise ye the Lord | ; Angels Standing and Falling ||
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B27||God, the eternal, awful name||God, the eternal, awful name||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|