Great God, Attend, While Zion Sings

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Great God, attend, while Zion sings
the joy that from your presence springs;
to spend one day with you on earth
exceeds a thousand days of mirth.

You are our sun, you bless our day;
and you our shield, to guard our way
from all assaults of hell and sin,
from foes without, from foes within.

All needful grace will you bestow,
and crown that grace with glory too;
you give us all things, and withhold
no heavenly good from upright souls.

O God our King, whose sovereign sway
the glorious hosts of heaven obey;
all thrones and kingdoms are your own!
Let praise and joy now fill our song.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #35

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: Great God, attend, while Zion sings
Title: Great God, Attend, While Zion Sings
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d275

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #82

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #31

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #145a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #154

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #5

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P22

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