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My God, who makes the sun to know

My God, who makes the sun to know

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Tune: LAFAYETTE (Herbert)
Published in 47 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

My God, who makes the sun to know
His proper hour to rise;
And, to give light to all below,
Doth send him round the skies:

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When from the chambers of the east
His morning race begins,
He never tires, nor stops to rest,
But round the world he shines.

So, like the sun, would I fulfil
The business of the day;
Begin my work betimes, and still
March on my heavenly way.

Give me, O Lord, thy early grace,
Nor let my soul complain
That the young morning of my day
Has all been spent in vain!



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXV

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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The Cyber Hymnal #11009
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The Cyber Hymnal #11009

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