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Now may the God of power and grace

Now may the God of power and grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 99 hymnals

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Now may the God of power and grace
attend the people’s humble cry!
Lord, you will hear your children pray,
and bring deliverance from on high.

You well remember all our sighs;
such love exceeds our deepest hurts;
your love accepts the sacrifice
of humble sighs and broken hearts.

Some trust in horses trained for war,
and some of chariots make their boasts;
our surest expectations are
from you, the Lord of heavenly hosts.

You save us, Lord, from helpless fear;
now let our hope be firm and strong,
for your salvation will appear,
and joy and triumph fill our song!

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #7

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: Now may the God of power and grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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In Melody and Songs #7


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