Scripture Verse

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about Him. Psalm 89:7


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The pow­er and ma­jes­ty of God; or, re­ver­en­tial wor­ship.

Music: War­wick Sam­u­el Stan­ley, in Twen­ty-Four Tunes in Four Parts, cir­ca 1796 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Hitchcock, at­trib­ut­ed to Hitch­cock in Ru­di­ments of Mu­sic, by An­drew Law, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Stan­ley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


With reverence let the saints appear,
And bow before the Lord,
His high commands with reverence hear,
And tremble at His Word.

How terrible Thy glories be!
How bright Thine armies shine!
Where is the power that vies with Thee?
Or truth compared to Thine?

The northern pole and southern rest
On Thy supporting hand;
Darkness and day, from east to west,
Move round at Thy command.

Thy words the raging wind control,
And rule the boisterous deep;
Thou mak’st the sleeping billows roll,
The rolling billows sleep.

Heav’n, earth, and air, and sea, are Thine,
And the dark world of hell;
How did Thine arm in vengeance shine
When Egypt dared rebel!

Justice and judgment are Thy throne,
Yet wondrous is Thy grace;
While truth and mercy, joined in one,
Invite us near Thy face.