Scripture Verse

The Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also. Psalm 95:3–4


Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham (1784–1832). This hymn was in print by at least 1831.

Music: Sher­burne Da­ni­el Read, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

Daniel Read (1757–1836)


To God our voic­es let us raise,
And loud­ly chant the joy­ful strain;
That rock of strength oh let us praise!
Whence free sal­va­tion we obtain.

The Lord is great, with glo­ry crowned,
O’er all the gods of earth He reigns;
His hand sup­ports the deeps pro­found,
His pow­er alone the hills sus­tains.

Let all who now His good­ness feel,
Come near and wor­ship at His throne
Before the Lord, their mak­er, kneel,
And bow in ado­ra­tion down.