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Know that the Lord is God
a - lone, He can
cre - ate, and He de-stroy.
A - men,
1 BEFORE Jehovah's
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
He can create, and He destroy.
2 His sovereign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
He brought us to His fold again.
3 We are His people, we His care,
Our souls, and all our mortal frame;
Almighty Maker, to Thy name?
4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heavens our voices raise;
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise.
5 Wide as the world is Thy command,
Vast as eternity Thy love;
Isaac Watts, 1706, 1719: v. 1, lines 1, 2, alt. John Wesley 1738
the con - verse
my spir - it
longs and faints
For the brightness of Thy face,
*For Thy ful - ness, God of grace.
3 Happy souls! their praises flow
Even in this vale of woe;
1 PLEASANT are Thy courts above,
In the land of light and love;
For Thy fulness, God of grace. 2 Happy birds that sing and fly
Round Thy altars, O Most High !
4 Lord, be mine this prize to win;
Guide me through a world of sin;
Henry F. Lyte, 1834
ri - ous, Come, and reign
An · cient of days.
A - men.
For a slightly different arrangement of this tune, see No. 88
Help us Thy name to sing,
Ancient of days.
Our prayer attend:
On us descend.
In this glad hour:
Spirit of power.
Anon. c. 1757
To Christ, Cre - a - tor, Sav - iour, King, Let earth, let heav'n, Ho - san - na
Hosanna to the incarnate Word! Return to this Thy house of prayer;
Assembled in Thy sacred name,
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 2 Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry; 4 But, chiefest, in our cleanséd breast, Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply;
Eternal, bid Thy Spirit rest, Above, beneath us, and around,
And make our secret soul to be The dead and living swell the sound: A temple pure, and worthy Thee: Hosanna, Lord! Ilosanna in the highest! Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
5 So, in the last and dreadful day,
When earth and heaven shall melt away,
Reginald Heber, 1811 (Text of 1827)