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From sea to sea, on every shore

From sea to sea, on every shore

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Tune: SYDNEY
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

From sea to sea, on every shore,
God makes the noise of battle cease;
when from on high loud thunders roar,
God awes the trembling world to peace.

God breaks the bow and cuts the spear,
while chariots burn in heavenly flame.
Keep silence, all the earth, and hear
the sound and glory of God's name:

"Be still, and know that I am God,
I'll be exalted in all lands;
I will be known and praised abroad.
Be still: My throne forever stands."


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #18

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: From sea to sea, on every shore
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Psalm 46, 2nd Part, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.



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