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Give thanks to God most high

Give thanks to God most high, The universal Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 138 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Give thanks to God most high,
The universal Lord,
The sov'reign King of kings;
And be His grace adored.
His power and grace are still the same;
And let His name have endless praise.

2 He saw the nations lie
All perishing in sin,
And pitied the sad state
The ruined world was in.
Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure,
And ever sure abides Thy word.

3 He sent his only Son
To save us from our woe,
From Satan, sin, and death,
And every hurtful foe.
His power and grace are still the same,
And let His name have endless praise.

4 Give thanks aloud to God,
To God the heavenly King;
And let the spacious earth
His works and glories sing.
Thy mercy, Lord, shall still endure,
And ever sure abides Thy word.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #103

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: Give thanks to God most high, The universal Lord
Title: Give thanks to God most high
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Give thanks to God most high. I. Watts. [Ps. cxxxvi.] From his Psalms of David, 1719, into a few collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10072
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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