The Greatness of God

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My God, my King, your various praise
shall fill the hours of all my days;
let grace employ my humble tongue,
let truth and glory shape the song.

The wings of every hour shall bear
some thankful tribute to your ear;
and every setting sun shall see
new works of duty done by me.

Your truth and justice I'll proclaim;
your bounty flows, an endless stream;
your mercy swift, your anger slow,
confounding every stubborn foe.

God, who can tell your wondrous deeds!
Your greatness all our thought exceeds;
vast and unsearchable your ways;
vast and immortal be your praise!


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #102

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: My God, my King, thy various praise
Title: The Greatness of God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #12
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #102Text
Rejoice in the Lord #139TextPage Scan
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #10
The Cyber Hymnal #4233TextScoreAudio
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