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Sing to the Lord, Ye Heav’nly Hosts
Words: Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
Music: Awful Majesty [Dunlap’s Creek] | Attributed to McFarland in The Beauties of Harmony; attributed to Freeman Lewis in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony
1. Sing to the Lord, ye heav’nly hosts,
And thou, O earth, adore;
Let death and hell throughout their coasts
Stand trembling at His power.

2. His sounding chariot shakes the sky,
He makes the clouds His throne;
There all His stores of lightning lie,
Till vengeance darts them down.

3. His nostrils breathe out fiery streams
And from His awful tongue
A sov’reign voice divides the flames,
And thunder roars along.

4. Think, O my soul! the dreadful day,
When this incensed God
Shall rend the sky, and burn the sea,
And fling His wrath abroad.

5. What shall the wretch, the sinner do?
He once defied the Lord;
But he shall dread the Thund’rer now,
And sink beneath His Word.

6. Tempests of angry fire shall roll
To blast the rebel worm,
And beat upon his naked soul
In one eternal storm.

7. Let all that dwell above the sky
And air and earth and seas
Conspire to lift Thy glories high
And speak Thine endless praise.

8. The whole creation join in one
To bless the sacred Name
Of Him that sits upon the throne
And to adore the Lamb!