Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs

Lord, we adore thy vast designs

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: WARD (Scottish)
Published in 66 hymnals

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Lord, we adore thy vast designs,
Th' obscure abyss of Providence,
Too deep to sound with mortal lines,
Too dark to view with feeble sense.

Now thou array'st thine awful face
In angry frowns, without a smile;
We, through the cloud, believe thy grace,
Secure of thy compassion still.

Through seas and storms of deep distress
We sail by faith, and not by sight;
Faith guides us in the wilderness,
Through all the briers and the night.

Dear Father, if thy lifted rod
Resolve to scourge us here below,
Still we must lean upon our God,
Thine arm shall bear us safely through.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109

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: Lord, we adore thy vast designs
Title: Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #248

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #110

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #109

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Hymns of the Spirit #314

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109

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The Baptist Hymn Book #157

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #142

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #71

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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.) #II.CIX

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