Let earth and ocean know

Let earth and ocean know

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Let Earth and Ocean know
They owe their Maker Praise;
Praise him, ye watry Worlds below
And Monsters of the Seas.

2 From Mountains near the Sky
Let his high Praise resound,
From humble Shrubs and Cedars high
And Vales and Fields around.

3 Ye Lions of the Wood,
And tamer Beasts that graze,
Ye live upon his daily Food,
And he expects your Praise.

4 Ye Birds of lofty Wing,
On high his Praises bear;
Or sit on flowry Bows, and sing
Your Maker's Glory there.

5 Ye creeping Ants and Worms,
His various Wisdom seow,
And Flies in all your shining Forms,
Praise him that drest you so.

6 By all the Earth-born Race
His Honours be exprest;
But Saints, that know his heav'nly Grace
Shou'd learn to praise him best.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #C.VIIb

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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