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.