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He bids us make his glories known

He bids us make his glories known

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 2 hymnals

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God, help us make your glories known,
your works of power and grace:
and we'll convey your wonders on
to each and every race,
remembering how you split the sea,
and showed a pathway through;
the watery walls defined the way
as Israelites fled their foe.

Your wondrous pillar marked their road,
a guide of shade and light;
by day it proved a sheltering cloud,
a leading fire by night.
Their need for water was supplied,
abundant waters fell!
A rock gushed rivers by their side —
a constant miracle.

And manna, like a morning shower,
lay thick around their feet:
the corn of heaven, so light, so pure,
was their angelic meat.
God, all may learn that you alone
are where our hope shall stand,
for we can see your glorious works,
and yield to your commands

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #33

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: He bids us make his glories known
Author: Isaac Watts
Source: Psalm 78