Scripture Verse

Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty. 1 Chronicles 29:11


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 2, alt. Great­ness of God.

Music: Mait­land George N. All­en, The Ob­er­lin So­cial and Sab­bath Hymn Book (Ob­er­lin, Ohio: James M. Fitch, 1844), num­ber 109 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

George N. Allen (1812–1877)


Thy great­ness, Lord, what thought can reach,
What mor­tal tongue can tell?
Thy throne is fixed, Thy pow­er ex­tends,
O’er Hea­ven and earth and hell.

Who can evade or who resist,
The ven­geance of a God?
Thy wrath vin­dict­ive, once pro­voked,
Spreads ter­ror all abroad.

The wide do­min­ion and the pow­er,
The so­ve­reign­ty is Thine;
‘Tis Thine the uni­verse to rule,
With majes­ty di­vine.

To Thee, by all the hosts of Hea­ven,
By all the hu­man race,
Be ev­er­last­ing ho­nors given,
And uni­ver­sal praise.