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Monarchs of wide command

Monarchs of wide command

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Monarchs of wide Command,
Praise ye th' Eternal King;
Judges, adore that sovereign Hand
Whence all your Honours spring.

2 Let vigorous Youth engage
To sound his Praises high:
While growing Babes, and withering Age,
Their feebler Voices try.

15 United Zeal be shown
His wondrous Fame to raise;
GOD is the Lord; his Name alone
Deserves our endless Praise.

16 Let Nature join with Art
And all pronounce him blest;
But Saints who dwell so near his Heart,
Should sing his Praises best.

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

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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