443. How Beauteous Are Their Feet

1 How beauteous are their feet
who stand on Zion's hill,
who bring salvation on their tongues
and words of peace reveal!

2 How welcome is their voice,
how sweet the tidings are!
Zion, behold thy Saviour King;
he reigns and triumphs here.

3 How happy are our ears
that hear this joyful sound,
which seers and rulers waited for
and sought, but never found.

4 How blessed are our eyes
that see this heavenly light!
Prophets and saints desired it long,
but died without the sight.

5 The sentinels in song
their tuneful notes employ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in hymns
and deserts sing for joy.

6 The glory of the Lord
shines through the earth abroad:
let every nation now behold
their Saviour and their God.

Text Information
First Line: How beauteous are their feet
Title: How Beauteous Are Their Feet
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: SM
Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 52:7-10; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 1:39-57; Luke 10:1-11; Luke 10:16-24
Topic: Call and Vocation; Advent; Salvation/Redemption
Tune Information
Composer: William Amps (1824-1910)
Meter: SM
Key: E♭ Major

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