Israel led to Canaan, and Christians to heaven

Give thanks to God; he reigns above

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 125 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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We thank you, God, who reigns above;
how kind your thoughts; your name is Love!
In ages past your love was shown;
in ages new it shall be known.

Like Israel’s wilderness, we face
a dangerous and amazing place;
you feed and clothe us on our way,
and guide our footsteps, ere we stray.

Let every age exalt your name;
your love and grace are still the same.
How great your works! How kind your ways!
Let every tongue pronounce your praise.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #64

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: Give thanks to God; he reigns above
Title: Israel led to Canaan, and Christians to heaven
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10073
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In Melody and Songs #64

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