On God the race of man depends Far as the earth's remotest ends

On God the race of man depends Far as the earth's remotest ends

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 On thee the Race of Man depends,
Far as the Earth's remotest Ends;
Where the Creator's Name is known
By Nature's feeble Light alone.

2 At thy Command the Morning Ray
Smiles in the East and leads the Day;
Thou guid'st the sun's declining Wheels
Over the tops of Western Hills.

3 Seasons and Times obey thy Voice;
The Evening and the Morn rejoice
To see the Earth made soft with Showers,
Laden with Fruit and drest in Flowers.

4 'Tis from the watry Stores on high
Thou giv'st the thirsty Ground supply;
Thou walk'dst upon the Clouds, and thence
Dost thy enriching Drops dispence.

5 The Desart grows a fertile Field;
Abundant Fruit the Valleys yield
The Vallies shout with chearful Voice,
And neighbouring Hills repeat their Joys.

6 The Pasture smile in green array,
Where Lambs and larger Cattle play:
The larger Cattle and the Lamb,
Each in his Language speaks thy Name.

7 Thy Works pronounce thy Power divine;
O'er every Field thy Glories shine:
Thro' every Month thy Gifts appear,
Great God, thy Goodness crowns the Year.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #C.IV

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: On God the race of man depends Far as the earth's remotest ends
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #C.IV

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d711

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d835

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Church Psalmist #P65b

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Church Psalmist #P65b

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Church Psalmist #P65b

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Church Psalmody #P65.3

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Church Psalmody #P65c

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d111

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P65c

Melodies of the Church #d800

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d100

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P65.3

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Psalms and Hymns #P65c

The Book of Praise #d274

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The Christian Psalmist #P65b

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The College Hymnal #452

The Family Choir #d36

The Psaltery #d214

The Social Harp. Rev. #d289

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The Vestry Singing Book #117a

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