Great is the Lord, what tongue can frame [tell]

Great is the Lord, what tongue can frame [tell]

Author: John Denham
Tune: BLENDON (Giardini)
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Great is the Lord! what tongue can frame
An honor equal to his name!
How awful are his glorious ways!
The Lord is dreadful in his praise.

2 The world's foundations by his hand
Were laid, and shall forever stand;
The swelling billows know their bound,
While to his praise they roll around.

3 Vast are thy works, Almighty Lord
All nature rests upon thy word;
And clouds, and storms, and fire obey
Thy wise and all-controlling sway.

4 Thy glory, fearless of decline,
Thy glory, Lord, shall ever shine;
Thy praise shall still our breath employ,
Till we shall rise to endless joy.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #47

Author: John Denham

Denham, Sir John, only son of Sir John Denham, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and afterwards Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Ireland, born in Dublin, 1615, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. In 1641 he was made governor of Fareham Castle for Charles I., and subsequently attended Charles II. in his exile. At the Restoration he was rewarded for his devotion to the Crown, and created a Knight of the Bath. Died in London, 1668, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. His poem, Cooper's Hill, is well known. The manly energy and nervous force of his verse was much more popular with Pope and Johnson and the 18th century school, than it is at the present time. His Version of the Psalms was written about 1668, but not published until 1714.… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 36 of 36)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anthems, Hymns ... Usually Sung at the Catholic Church in Boston #d9
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d98
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #51aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P104.3Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P104cPage Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #31Page Scan
Laudent Omnes #d65
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P104cPage Scan
My Little Singing Book #d21
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d261
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P104cPage Scan
Roman Catholic Manual, or Collection of Prayers, Anthems, Hymns, etc. #d9
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #100
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #100Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #100Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #100Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #100Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #100Page Scan
Songs of Asaph; consisting of original Psalm and hymn tunes, chants and anthems #3Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #147Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #54.147Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #147Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #143Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d61
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #64bPage Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d71
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d107
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #27Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d88
The Ohio Harmonist #d23
The Psaltery #d87
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #65bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d324
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #26bPage Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #47TextPage Scan
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #115Page Scan



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