Jehovah does whate’er He please! Don Fortner

(Tune: Stand Up and Bless the Lord — SM)


1.             Our sov’reign God maintains

His universal throne;

In heaven, earth and hell He reigns,

And makes His wonders known.


2.             His counsels and decrees,

Mountains of brass, they stand;

Jehovah does whate’er He please,

And none can stay His hand.


3.             All worlds, our God controls,

By His own sov’reign will;

Has mercy on all chosen souls; —

And hardens whom He will.


4.             Jacob by grace He saved,

And gives no reason why;

But Esau’s heart, He left depraved; —

Who can His right deny?


5.             What, if the Potter takes,

Part of a lump of clay,

And for Himself a vessel makes,

And casts the rest away?


6.             Who shall resist His will?

Or say, “What doest Thou?”

Jehovah is the sov’reign still,

And all to Him shall bow.


7.             Let humbled souls adore

The Lord in all His ways. —

His sov’reignty I can’t explore,

But I will trust His grace.





Don Fortner



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