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Come, Sound His Praise Abroad

Representative Text

1. Come, sound His praise abroad, And hymns of glory sing; Jehovah is the sov’reign God, The universal King. 2. He formed the deeps unknown; He gave the seas their bound; The wat’ry worlds are all His own, And all the solid ground. 3. Come, worship at His throne, Come bow before the Lord; We are His works, and not our own, He formed us by His word.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #34b

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: Come, sound his praise abroad
Title: Come, Sound His Praise Abroad
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SILVER STREET

Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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A Selection of Plain Tunes, Set Pieces, and Anthems from Indian Melodies #12

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #5

The Baptist Hymnal #18

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The Cyber Hymnal #1014

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The Sacred Harp #34b

The Sacred Harp #169

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #118

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