I.12. Hymn 12

Jesus, the man of constant grief,
A mourner all his days;
His spirit once rejoiced aloud,
And tuned his joy to praise:

"Father, I thank thy wondrous love,
That hath revealed thy Son
To men unlearned, and to babes
Has made thy gospel known.

"The mysteries of redeeming grace
Are hidden from the wise,
While pride and carnal reasonings join
To swell and blind their eyes."

Thus doth the Lord of heav'n and earth
His great decrees fulfil,
And orders all his works of grace
By his own sovereign will.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the man of constant grief
Title: Hymn 12
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1806
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Luke 10:21
Language: English
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