1. Before Jehovah's awful throne

1 Before Jehovah’s awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy:
Know that the Lord is God alone;
He can create, and he destroy,

2 His sov'reign pow'r, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and form'd us men;
And when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd,
He brought us to his fold again,

3 We are his people, we his care,
Our souls, and all our mortal frame;
What lasting honours shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to Thy name?

4 We’ll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs;
High as the heav'ns 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.

Text Information
First Line: Before Jehovah's awful throne
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1814
Topic: Praise and Thanksgiving
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