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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Daniel Read
(1757–1836)

Lyrics

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.