1 Jehovah speaks, let Israel hear,
Let all the earth rejoice and fear,
While God's eternal Son proclaims
His sovereign honours and his names:
2 |I am the last, and I the first,
|The Saviour God, and God the just;
|There's none beside pretends to shew
|Such justice and salvation too.
3 |[Ye that in shades of darkness dwell,
|Just on the verge of death and hell,
|Look up to me from distant lands,
|Light, life and heaven are in my hands.
4 |I by my holy Name have sworn,
|Nor shall the word in vain return,
|To me shall all things bend the knee,
|And every tongue shall swear to me.]
5 |In me alone shall men confess
|Lies all their strength and righteousness;
|But such as dare despise my Name,
|I'll clothe them with eternal shame.
6 |In me the Lord, shall all the seed
|Of Israel from their sins be freed,
|And by their shining graces prove
|Their interest in my pardoning love.|