O Britain, praise thy mighty God

Let Zion praise the mighty God

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ROTHWELL
Published in 37 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Let Zion praise the mighty God,
And make His honors known abroad;
O sweet the joy our songs to raise,
And glorious is the work of praise.

2 Our children live secure and blest;
Our shores have peace, our cities rest;
He feeds our sons with finest wheat,
And adds His blessings to their meat.

3 Through all our coasts His laws are shown,
His Gospel truths made plainly known,
By the pure teachings of the Word,
In Zion's courts; Praise ye the Lord!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #158

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 Zion praise the mighty God
Title: O Britain, praise thy mighty God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #681

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d582

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #277

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #260

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #277

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #260

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #158

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #158

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d79

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d438

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.333

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d352

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #825

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #825

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #584

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P147b

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #271

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #328

The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d113

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