The Book of Nature and Scripture

Great God, the heavens well-ordered frame

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 72 hymnals

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Great God, the heav’n’s well-ordered frame
Declares the glories of Thy name;
There Thy rich works of wonder shine;
A thousand starry beauties there,
A thousand radiant marks appear,
Of boundless pow’r and skill divine.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #202

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, the heavens well-ordered frame
Title: The Book of Nature and Scripture
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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