Scripture Verse

The Lord is great…above all gods. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. Psalm 135:5–6


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The works of cre­ation, pro­vi­dence, re­demp­tion of Is­ra­el, and des­truc­tion of en­emies.

Music: Lou­van Vir­gil C. Tay­lor, Cho­ral An­thems (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tay­lor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Great is the Lord, ex­alt­ed high
Above all pow­ers and ev­ery throne:
Whate’er He please, in earth or sea,
Or Heav’n or hell, His hand hath done.

At His com­mand the va­pors rise,
The light­nings flash, the thun­ders roar;
He pours the rain, He brings the wind,
And tem­pest from His ai­ry store.

’Twas He those dread­ful to­kens sent,
O Egypt, thro’ thy stub­born land,
When all thy first born, beasts and men,
Fell dead by His aveng­ing hand.

What migh­ty na­tions, migh­ty kings
He slew, and their whole coun­try gave
To Is­ra­el, whom His hand re­deemed,
No more to be proud Pha­raoh’s slave!

His pow­er the same, the same His grace,
That saves us from the hosts of hell;
And Heav’n He gives us to pos­sess,
Whence those apos­tate an­gels fell.