Great Is The Lord, His Power Is Great

Great is the Lord, His power is great

Author: John Needham
Tune: LOB SEI DEM ALLMÄCHTIGEN GOTT
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Great is the Lord, His power is great,
My tongue His mighty acts relate:
Adore and fear the sovereign Lord,
Who rules all nature by His word.

2 He speaks—the gathering clouds obey;
Thick darkness veils the face of day;
Swift lightnings burst the pitchy cloud,
And awful thunders roar aloud.

3 Roused at His call the winds awake,
And from their wings destruction shake;
With groans the bending woods resound,
And cast their honors to the ground.

4 On mounting waves the sailors rise,
They seem to touch the very skies;
Instant they plunge with dreadful hiss,
O’erwhelmed and lost in the abyss.

5 Well may poor mortals fear and quake,
His voice makes hills and mountains shake:
Far o’er the land the billows dash,
And cities fall with hideous crash.

6 He speaks—the winds their fury cease,
The raging waves are hushed to peace,
Nature her calmest look puts on,
Well pleased the sudden night is gone.

7 Great is the Lord, His power is great,
My tongue His mighty acts relate:
Adore and fear the sovereign Lord,
Who rules all nature by His word.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9501

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great is the Lord, His power is great
Title: Great Is The Lord, His Power Is Great
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9501
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #9501TextScoreAudio



Advertisements