O! the almighty Lord!

O! the almighty Lord!

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

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O! the almighty Lord!
How matchless is his power!
Tremble, O earth, beneath his word,
While all the heav'ns adore.

Let proud imperious kings
Bow low before his throne:
Crouch to his feet, ye haughty things,
Or he shall tread you down.

Above the skies he reigns,
And with amazing blows
He deals insufferable pains
On his rebellious foes.

Yet, everlasting God,
We love to speak thy praise;
Thy sceptre's equal to thy rod,
The sceptre of thy grace.

The arms of mighty love
Defend our Zion well:
And heav'nly mercy walls us round
From Babylon and hell.

Salvation to the King
That sits enthroned above!
Thus we adore the God of might,
And bless the God of love.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.80

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: O! the almighty Lord!
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.LXXXPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #39Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #21Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.80Text
Temple Chimes #d189
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #30Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d423
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #584Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #12Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.LXXXTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B80Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.174Page Scan
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