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I Will extol thee, Lord, on high

I Will extol thee, Lord, on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 66 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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I will extrol you, Lord on high;
at your command diseases fly!
Who but our God can speak, and save
from darkening shadows of the grave?

Sing to the Lord, with fears dismissed,
and tell how great God's goodness is!
Let all your powers rejoice and bless,
while you record God’s holiness.

Though grief and tears the night employ,
the Morning Star restores our joy.
God's praise shall sound through earth and heaven
for sickness healed and sin forgiven.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #13

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I Will extol thee, Lord, on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

Tune

DEUS TUORUM MILITUM

DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (sometimes called GRENOBLE) was published in France in the 1753 Grenoble Antiphoner as a setting for the text "Deus tuorum militum" (“The God of Your Soldiers”). One of the finest French diocesan tunes from the eighteenth century, it represents a departure in Roman Catholic h…

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LOVELACE 101


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The Cyber Hymnal #3162
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