Yesterday for the first hymn at Trinity Road Chapel we sang #31 in the Christian Hymns hymnal, one most of us are familiar with, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, King of Creation.” But two of the verses differed from what I am accustomed to in our Trinity Hymnal, and two really struck me in light of the open, unbridled, unrebuked attempt to overthrow all morality and truthfulness in Western culture (as seen in the preceding video of the pro-homosexual hate mongers in California). I had never sung these before, as they are not included in the American version:
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.
Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.
Amen and amen!