He is a God of sovereign love

He is a God of sovereign love

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 He is a GOD of sov'reing love,
That promis'd Heav'n to me;
And taught my thoughts to soar above,
Where happy spirits be.

2 Prepare me, LORD for thy right hand,
Then come the joyful day!
Come death and some celestial band!
To bear my soul away.

3 Then, my beloved, take my soul
Up to thy blest abode;
That face to face I may behold
My Saviour and my GOD.

4 GOD has laid up in Heav'n for me
A crown which cannot fade;
The righteous Judge at the great day
Shall place it on my head.

5 Nor hath the King of grace decreed
This prize for me alone;
But all that love and long to see
Th' appearnace of his Son.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #XCI

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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