Text:The God Of Thunder
Author:Isaac Watts
Tune:OLD 100TH
Composer (attributed to):Louis Bourgeois
Media:MIDI file

8874. The God Of Thunder

1 O the immense, th’amazing height,
The boundless grandeur of our God,
Who treads the worlds beneath His feet,
And sways the nations with His nod!

2 He speaks, and lo! all nature shakes,
Heav’n’s everlasting pillars bow;
He rends the clouds with hideous cracks,
And shoots His fiery arrows through.

3 Well, let the nations start and fly
From lightning’s blazing, horrid glare;
Atheists and emperors shrink and die
When flame and noise torment the air.

4 Let noise and flame confound the skies,
And drown the spacious realms below,
Yet will we sing the Thunderer’s praise,
And send our loud hosannas through.

5 Celestial King, Thy blazing power
Kindles our hearts to flaming joys;
We shout to hear Thy thunders roar,
And echo to our Father’s voice.

6 Thus shall the God our Savior come,
And lightnings round His chariot play;
Ye lightnings, fly to make Him room,
Ye glorious storms, prepare His way.

Text Information
First Line: O the immense, th’ amazing height
Title: The God Of Thunder
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Horae Lyricae, 1706, Book 1, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: OLD 100TH
Composer (attributed to): Louis Bourgeois
Meter: LM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Four Score and Seven Psalms of David (Geneva: 1551)
Copyright: Public Domain

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