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How Wondrous Great, How Glorious Bright

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1 How wondrous great, how glorious bright
must our Creator be,
who dwells amidst the dazzling light
of vast eternity.

2 Our soaring spirits upwards rise
to reach the burning throne
and long to see the blessed Three
in the Almighty One.

3 Our reason stretches all its wings,
and climbs above the skies;
but still how far beneath thy feet
our groundling knowledge lies!

4 While all the heavenly powers conspire
eternal praise to sing,
let faith in humble notes adore
the great mysterious King.



Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #369

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 >

Text Information

First Line: How wondrous great, how glorious bright
Title: How Wondrous Great, How Glorious Bright
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #369Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #126
Include 37 pre-1979 instances
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