5172. O Mighty God

1. O mighty God, when I behold the wonder
Of nature’s beauty, wrought by words of Thine,
And how Thou leadest all from realms up yonder,
Sustaining earthly life in love benign,

Refrain
With rapture filled, my soul Thy name would laud,
O mighty God! O mighty God!
With rapture filled, my soul Thy name would laud,
O mighty God! O mighty God!

2. When I behold the heavens in their vastness,
Where golden ships in azure issue forth,
Where sun and moon keep watch upon the fastness
Of changing seasons and of time on earth, [Refrain]

3. When I behold His Son to earth descending,
To help and heal and teach distressed mankind;
When evil flees and death in fear is bending
Before the glory of the Lord divine, [Refrain]

4. When, crushed by guilt of sin, before Him kneeling
I plead for mercy and for grace and peace,
I feel His balm and, all my bruises healing,
He saves my soul and sets my heart at ease. [Refrain]

5. When finally the mists of time have vanished,
And I in truth my faith confirmed shall see,
Upon the shores where earthly ills are banished,
I enter, Lord, to dwell in peace with Thee.

With rapture filled, my soul Thy name would laud,
Thanks be to Thee, O mighty God!
With rapture filled, my soul Thy name would laud,
Thanks be to Thee, O mighty God!

Text Information
First Line: O mighty God, when I behold the wonder
Title: O Mighty God
Swedish Title: O Store Gud
Author: Carl G. Boberg (1886)
Translator (from Swedish): E. Gustav Johnson
Refrain First Line: With rapture filled, my soul Thy name would laud
Language: English
Source: Mönsterås-Tidningen, 1886
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [O mighty God, when I behold the wonder]
Incipit: 55535 55664 66665
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Swedish folk tune
Copyright: Public Domain



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