Works of Creation and Provicence

Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord, This work belongs to you

Author: Isaac Watts
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1 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord,
This work belongs to you;
Sing of his name, his ways, his word,
How holy, just, and true.

2 His mercy and his righteousness
Let heaven and earth proclaim;
His works of nature, and of grace,
Reveal his wondrous name.

3 His word, with energy divine,
Those heavenly arches spread,
Bade starry hosts around them shine,
And light the heavens pervade.

4 He taught the swelling waves to flow
To their appointed deep--
Bade raging seas their limits know,
And still their station keep.

5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,
With fear before him stand;
He speak, and nature took its birth
And rests on his command.

6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,
And breaks their vain designs;
His counsel stands through every age,
And in full glory shines.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #17

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: Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord, This work belongs to you
Title: Works of Creation and Provicence
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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