Scripture Verse

I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: Great and marvelous are Your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations. Revelation 5:2–3

Introduction

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Charles C. Case
1843–1918

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 357: The song of Mo­ses and the Lamb.

Music: Fa­neuil Hall Franz J. Hay­dn, 1798. Ar­ranged by Charles C. Case, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip Doddridge
1702–1751

Lyrics

Israel, thy trib­ute bring
To God’s vic­to­ri­ous name;
The song of Mos­es sing,
Of Mos­es and the Lamb:
Improve his lays; the theme ex­ceeds
And nob­ler deeds de­mand our praise.

The prince of hell arose
With im­pi­ous rage and pride,
And ’midst our nu­mer­ous foes,
Our fee­ble pow­er de­fied;
I will o’er­take, and I de­stroy,
My hand with joy shall force thee back.

Thy hand, al­migh­ty Lord,
Thy trem­bling Is­ra­el saves;
Thine un­re­sist­ed Word
Divides the threat­en­ing waves:
Thy hosts pass o’er; the foe o’er­thrown
Sinks like a stone to rise no more.

Our tri­umphs we pre­pare,
And cheer­ful an­thems raise;
Jehovah’s arm made bare
Demands im­mor­tal praise;
And while we sing, ye shores, pro­claim
His won­drous name; ye des­erts, sing.

Thro’ all the wil­der­ness
Thy pre­sence, Lord, shall lead;
And bring us to the place
Thy so­ve­reign love de­creed;
Those bliss­ful plains, where all around
Hosannas sound, and trans­port reigns.