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).

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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.