Psalm 95 - Metrical

Come let your voices join to raise A sacred song of solemn praise

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Come, let our voices join to raise
A sacred song of solemn praise:
God is a sov'reign king; rehearse
His honor in exalted verse.

2 Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who fram'd our natures with his word,
He is our shepherd; we the sheep
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.

3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
The counsels of his love obey,
Nor let our harden'd hearts renew
The sins and plagues that Israel knew.

4 Israel, that saw his works of grace,
Yet tempt their maker to his face;
A faithless, unbelieving brood,
That tir'd the patience of their God.

5 Thus saith the Lord, "How false they prove!
"Forget my power, abuse my love;
"Since they despise my rest, I swear,
"Their feet shall never enter there."

[6 Look back, my soul, with holy dread,
And view those ancient rebels dead;
Attend the offer'd grace to-day,
Nor lose the blessings by delay.

7 Seize the kind promise while it waits,
And march to Zion’s heavenly gates;
Believe, and take the promis'd rest;
Obey, and be forever bless'd.]

Source: Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David ; allowed by the reverend Synod of New York and Philad #195a

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: Come let your voices join to raise A sacred song of solemn praise
Title: Psalm 95 - Metrical
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #49

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d67

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #95c

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Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America #195a

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