Scripture Verse

They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints. Revelation 15:3

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 56. The song of Mos­es and the Lamb: or, Ba­by­lon fall­ing.

Music: Pa­ris Mi­chael Lon­ne­ke, 2005 (🔊 pdf nwc). The com­pos­er grants per­mis­sion to re­pro­duce the mu­sic for Chris­tian use.

Alternate Tunes:

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Michael Lonneke
(1943–)

Lyrics

We sing the glories of Thy love,
We sound Thy dreadful name;
The Christian church unites the songs
Of Moses and the Lamb.

Great God, how wondrous are Thy works
Of vengeance and of grace:
Thou King of saints, Almighty Lord,
How just and true Thy ways!

Who dares refuse to fear Thy name,
Or worship at Thy throne?
Thy judgments speak Thine holiness
Thro’ all the nations known.

Great Babylon, that rules the earth,
Drunk with the martyrs’ blood,
Her crimes shall speedily awake
The fury of our God.

The cup of wrath is ready mixed,
And she must drink the dregs;
Strong is the Lord, her sovereign judge,
And shall fulfill the plagues.