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116. Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme

1 Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
and speak some boundless thing,
the mighty works or mightier name,
of our eternal king.

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,
and sound his power abroad;
sing the sweet promise of his grace
and our fulfilling God.

3 His very word of grace is strong
as that which built the skies;
the voice that rolls the stars along
speaks all the promises.

4 He said, "Let wide the heaven be spread,'
and heaven was stretched abroad;
'Abram, I'll be your God,' he said
and he was Abram's God.

5 O might I hear your heavenly tongue
but whisper, 'You are mine';
those gentle words should raise my song
to notes almost divine.

6 How would my leaping heart rejoice,
and think my heaven secure!
I trust the all-creating voice,
and faith desires no more.

Text Information
First Line: Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Confession of Faith; Confidence; Covenant (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Jeremiah Clarke, c. 1673-1707
Meter: 86.86
Key: G Major

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