O thou whose grace and justice reign

O thou whose grace and justice reign

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 42 hymnals

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O thou whose grace and justice reign
Enthroned above the skies,
To thee our hearts would tell their pain,
To thee we lift our eyes.

As servants watch their master's hand,
And fear the angry stroke;
Or maids before their mistress stand,
And wait a peaceful look;

So for our sins we justly feel
Thy discipline, O God;
Yet wait the gracious moment still,
Till thou remove thy rod.

Those that in wealth and pleasure live,
Our daily groans deride,
And thy delays of mercy give
Fresh courage to their pride.

Our foes insult us, but our hope
In thy compassion lies;
This thought shall bear our spirits up,
That God will not despise.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #329

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 thou whose grace and justice reign
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Baptist Harmony #d175

Parish Psalmody #d620

Parish Psalmody #d632

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #212

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d624

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.288

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P123.1

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d195

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #329

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P123

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #236a

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