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Sing to the Lord, exalt him high

Sing to the Lord, exalt him high

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LOCK'S GATE
Published in 8 hymnals

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Sing to the Lord! exalt him high,
who shows his power all ‘round the sky!
he formed the stars, those heavenly flames;
he counts their numbers, calls their names.

Great is the Lord! And great his might!
His glory beams with radiant light.
His wisdom’s vast; it knows no bound,,
a deep where all great thoughts are found.

Praise ye the Lord! It’s good to raise
our hearts and voices in his praise;
his nature, all his works invite
us make this duty our delight


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #104

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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