Scripture Verse

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:1–2


Words: Adapt­ed from Tho­mas Stern­hold’s Old Ver­sion by George Raw­son in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, num­ber 35.

Music: Can­ter­bu­ry (Hench­man), in The Psalms, Hymns, and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs of the Old and New-Tes­ta­ment, 25th edition (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Da­ni­el Hench­man & Thomas Han­cock, 1742), page 356 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George Rawson (1807–1889)


Ye hosts of Hea­ven, ye migh­ty ones,
Ascribe, with one ac­cord,
The strength, the pow­er, the ma­jes­ty,
To your al­migh­ty Lord.

Give glo­ry to His ho­ly name,
And hon­or Him alone;
In beau­ty meet of ho­li­ness
Approach His lof­ty throne.

Jehovah’s voice of ma­jes­ty
Is on the wa­ters wide;
The God of glo­ry thun­der­eth,
And on the seas doth ride.

Jehovah sits up­on the floods,
And tem­pests rage in vain;
Jehovah sits as so­ve­reign king
And ev­er­more shall reign.