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Blest be the wisdom and the power

Blest be the wisdom and the power

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Tune: BEATI IMMACULATI
Published in 26 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Blest be the wisdom and the power,
The justice and the grace,
That join’d in counsel to restore
And save our ruin’d grace!

Our father ate forbidden fruit,
And from his glory fell;
And we, his children, thus were brought
To death, and near to hell.

28
Blest be the Lord, that sent his Son
To take our flesh and blood!
He for our lives gave up his own,
To make our peace with God.

He honour’d all his Father’s laws,
Which we have disobeyed’d;
He bore our sins upon the cross,
And our full ransom paid.

29
Behold him rising from the grave;
Behold him raised on high:
He pleads his merits there, to save
Transgressors doom’d to die.

There, on a glorious throne, he reigns;
And by his power divine
Redeems us from the slavish chains
Of Satan and of sin.

30
Thence shall the Lord to judgment come;
And, with a sovereign voice,
Shall call and break up every tomb,
While waking saints rejoice.

O may I then with joy appear
Before the Judge’s face;
And, with the blest assembly there,
Sing his redeeming grace.

Divine and Moral Songs, 1866

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: Blest be the wisdom and the power
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9651
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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