Christ's Incarnation and the last Judgment

Let earth, with every isle and sea

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 43 hymnals

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Let islands of the distant seas
rejoice! The Savior reigns!
His word like fire prepares his way,
and mountains melt to plains.

His presence sinks the proudest hills,
and makes the valleys rise;
the humble soul enjoys his smiles,
the haughty sinner cries.

Adoring angels, at his birth
made the Redeemer known;
he comes again to judge the earth,
and angels guard his throne.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #50

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: Let earth, with every isle and sea
Title: Christ's Incarnation and the last Judgment
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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