See what a living stone

See what a living stone

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 132 hymnals

Representative Text

See what a living stone
the builders did reject;
yet God has built his church thereon,
and it is living yet.

The work, O Lord, is yours,
and wondrous in our eyes;
this day will prove your love is sure:
this day did Jesus rise!

This is the glorious day
that our Redeemer made;
let all rejoice, and sing, and pray,
and let the church be glad.

We bless God's holy word,
which all this grace displays,
and offer at your altar, Lord,
our sacrifice of praise.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #70

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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