Universal Praise

Let every creature join To praise th' eternal God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 160 hymnals

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Representative Text

Let every creature join
to praise th'eternal God;
the heavenly hosts begin the song,
and sound God's name abroad;
the sun with golden beams,
the moon with paler rays,
the starry lights, like twinkling flames,
display their Maker’s praise.

Let those of wide command
extol the gracious Lord;
let judges yield to God’s own hand,
be guided by his word.
By all the earth-born race
his honors be expressed;
but saints that know his heavenly grace
should learn to praise him best.

From mountains near the sky
let songs of joy resound!
From humble souls to leaders high,
from vales and hills around,
let all our zeal be shown
by grateful songs we raise;
God is the Lord! His name alone
deserves our endless praise!

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #105

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: Let every creature join To praise th' eternal God
Title: Universal Praise
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

In Melody and Songs #105

The Christian Harmony #8

The Christian Harmony #52


The Cyber Hymnal #9397

The Sacred Harp #182

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