The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Mighty God, the Lord Hath Spoken

For Advent

Words: Thomas R. Birks, 1874

A Paraphrase of Psalm 50

Music: "St. Clement," Rev. C. C. Scholefield, 1839-1904
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
"Vox Domini," Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-1876
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Gottlob, es geht
Meter: 98 98

1. The mighty God, the Lord hath spoken,
And bid the trembling earth draw nigh:
The silence of long ages broken,
He speaks in thunder from the sky.

2. Forth from the heavenly Zion shining,
In perfect beauty He appears:
Love, wisdom, majesty combining,
Bright are the diadems He wears.

3. He speaks and all the nations tremble;
Heaven, earth and hell His voice obey:
In solemn awe His saints assemble,
The world's dim shadows flee away.

4. O who can stand when Thou appearest
In robes of majesty divine?
Though now each contrite sigh Thou hearest,
What terrors then will round thee shine!

5. O mighty God, O Lord most holy,
Prepare us for that solemn day:
O shield and guard us, save us wholly,
Thy pardoning grace to us display.

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