The Lord Declares His Will

The Lord declares his will

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: GREENWOOD
Published in 39 hymnals

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The Lord declares his will,
And keeps the world in awe;
Amidst the smoke on Sinai's hill
Breaks out his fiery law.

The Lord reveals his face,
And smiling from above,
Sends down the gospel of his grace,
Th' epistles of his love.

These sacred words impart
Our Maker's just commands;
The pity of his melting heart,
And vengeance of his hands.

[Hence we awake our fear,
We draw our comfort hence;
The arms of grace are treasured here,
And armor of defence.

We learn Christ crucified,
And here behold his blood;
All arts and knowledges beside
Will do us little good.]

We read the heav'nly word,
We take the offered grace,
Obey the statutes of the Lord,
And trust his promises.

In vain shall Satan rage
Against a book divine,
Where wrath and lightning guard the page,
Where beams of mercy shine.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.120

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: The Lord declares his will
Title: The Lord Declares His Will
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.120

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #58

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #112

The Christian Psalter #d522

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d798

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d803

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d762

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d475

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d802

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #54

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d756

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #339

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #282

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d496

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #142

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #282

The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d368

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #29

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