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Rejoicing in GOD; or, Salvation and Triumph

Just are thy ways, and true thy word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 60 hymnals

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Just are your ways, and true your word,
great Rock of my secure abode:
There are no gods beside you, Lord.
There is no refuge like our God!

It's you that girds me with your might,
gives me your holy sword to wield;
and when with sin and hell I fight,
spreads your salvation as my shield.

To all who follow in Christ’s way
your grace forever shall extend;
your love for those who watch and pray
knows not a limit, nor an end.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #6

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: Just are thy ways, and true thy word
Title: Rejoicing in GOD; or, Salvation and Triumph
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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In Melody and Songs #6


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