The Glory of Christ, and Power of the Gospel

Now be my heart inspired to sing

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 130 hymnals

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1 Now be my heart inspir'd to sing
The glories of my Saviour King;
Jesus the Lord; how heav’nly fair
His form! how bright his beauties are!

2 O’er all the sons of human race
He shines with a superior grace,
Love from His lips divinely flows,
And blessings all his state compose.

3 Dress thee in arms most mighty Lord,
Gird on the terror of thy sword;
In majesty and glory ride
With truth and meekness at thy side.

4 Thine anger, like a pointed dart,
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart;
Or words of mercy kind and sweet,
Shall melt the rebels at thy feet.

5 Thy throne, O God, for ever stands,
Grace is the scepter in thy hands;
Thy laws and works are just and right,
But grace and justice thy delight.

6 God, thine own God has richly shed
His oil of gladness on thy head;
And with his sacred Spirit bless'd
His first born Son above the rest.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XLV.I

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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