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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Hymns. IV. “The Lord of Might, from Sinai’s brow”

Reginald Heber (1783–1826)

(Sixth Sunday in Lent)

THE LORD OF MIGHT, from Sinai’s brow,

Gave forth His voice of thunder;

And Israel lay on earth below,

Outstretch’d in fear and wonder:

Beneath His feet was pitchy night,

And, at His left hand and His right,

The rocks were rent asunder!

The Lord of Love, on Calvary,

A meek and suffering stranger,

Upraised to Heaven His languid eye,

In Nature’s hour of danger:

For us He bore the weight of woe,

For us He gave His blood to flow,

And met His Father’s anger.

The Lord of Love, the Lord of Might,

The King of all created,

Shall back return to claim His right,

On clouds of glory seated;

With trumpet-sound and angel-song,

And hallelujahs loud and long,

O’er Death and Hell defeated!