Before Jehovah's aweful throne (Louis Bourgeois)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-16)  CPDL #62016:      
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-12-16)  CPDL #62015:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Before Jehovah's aweful throne
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Tune: Old hundredth Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 197
Description: 

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 100.

English.png English text

Before Jehovah’s aweful throne,
ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
know that the Lord is God alone:
he can create, and he destroy.

His sovereign power, without our aid,
made us of clay, and formed us men;
and, when like wandering sheep we strayed,
he brought us to his fold again.

We’ll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
high as the heavens our voices raise;
and earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.

Wide as the world is thy command,
vast as eternity thy love;
firm as a rock thy truth shall stand,
when rolling years shall cease to move.