Almighty Maker, God!

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1 Almighty Maker, God,
How wondrous is thy name!
Thy glories how diffused abroad,
Through the creation's frame.

2 Nature in every dress
Her humble homage pays,
And finds a thousand ways t' express
Thine undissembled praise.

3 My soul would rise and sing
To her Creator too;
Fain would my tongue adore my King,
And pay the worship due.

4 Create my soul anew,
Else all my worship's vain;
This wretched heart will ne'er be true,
Until 't is formed again.

5 Descend, celestial fire,
And seize me from above;
Melt me in flames of pure desire,
A sacrifice to love.

6 Let joy and worship spend
The remnant of my days,
And to my God, my soul, ascend
In sweet perfumes of praise.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #24

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 >

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First Line: Almighty Maker, God!
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Almighty Maker, God! I. Watts. [Praise.] First published in his Horae Lyricae, 1706, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Sincere Praise”. In its complete form it is unknown to the collections, but centos differing in length and arrangement, but all opening with the first stanza, are found in numerous hymnals in Great Britain and America. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #71

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #35

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