God is a King, of power unknown

God is a King, of power unknown

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: CARDIGAN
Published in 11 hymnals

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God is a king of pow'r unknown,
Firm are the orders of his throne;
If he resolve, who dare oppose,
Or ask him why, or what he does?

Harmonia Americana, 1791

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: God is a King, of power unknown
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #40a
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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #93

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #93

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #93

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Church Melodies #538

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #138

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Harmonia Americana #40a

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Selah #53c

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #17

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