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God's Word Most Excellent, or Sincerity and Watchfulness

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1 Behold the morning sun
begins its glorious ways;
its beams through all the nations run,
and life and light convey.

2 How perfect is thy word!
and all thy judments just!
Forever sure thy promise, Lord,
in which we surely trust.

3 I hear thy word with love,
and I would fain obey;
send thy good Spirit from above
to guide me lest I stray.

4 O who can ever find
the errors of their ways?
Yet with a bold, presumptuous mind
I would not dare trangress.

5 While with my heart and tongue
I spread thy praise abroad,
accept the worship and the song,
my Savior and my God.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #87

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: Behold, the morning sun
Title: God's Word Most Excellent, or Sincerity and Watchfulness
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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