Give ye to Jehovah, O sons of the mighty

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1 Give ye to Jehovah, O sons of the mighty,
give ye to Jehovah the glory and power;
give ye to Jehovah the honour and glory;
in beauty of holiness kneel and adore.
2 The voice of Jehovah comes down on the waters;
in thunder the God of the glory draws nigh:
lo, over the waves of the wide flowing waters
Jehovah as King is enthroned on high!

3 The voice of Jehovah is mighty, is mighty;
the voice of Jehovah in majesty speaks:
the voice of Jehovah the cedars is breaking;
Jehovah the cedars of Lebanon breaks.
4 Like young heifers sporting, they skip when he speaketh;
lo, Lebanon leaps at the sound of his name!
Like son of the unicorn Sirion is skipping;
the voice of Jehovah divideth the flame.

5 The voice of Jehovah — it shaketh the desert;
the desert of Kadesh it shaketh with fear:
the hind of the field into travail-pangs casteth:
the voice of Jehovah the forest strips bare.
6 Each one, in his temple, his glory proclaimeth.
He sat on the flood; he is King on his throne.
Jehovah all strength to his people imparteth;
Jehovah with peace ever blesseth his own.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P29c

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Give ye to Jehovah, O sons of the mighty
Author: Horatius Bonar (1865)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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