Omnipotent God

The Lord, how fearful is his name

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: PHUVAH
Published in 52 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Lord--how fearful is his name!
How wide is his command!
Nature, with all her moving frame,
Rests on his mighty hand.

2 Immortal glory forms his throne,
And light his awful robe;
While with a smile, or with a frown,
He manages the globe.

3 A word of his almighty breath
Can swell or sink the seas;
Build the vast empires of the earth,
Or break them, as he please.

4 On angels, with unveiled face,
His glory beams above;
On men he looks with softest grace,
And takes his title, Love.

5 Now let the Lord forever reign,
And sway us as he will;
Sick or in health, in ease or pain,
We are his children still.

6 No more shall peevish passion rise,
The tongue no more complain;
'Tis sovereign love that lends our joys,
And love resumes again.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #51

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord, how fearful is his name
Title: Omnipotent God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #16

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #72

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #72

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #72

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d306

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #382

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #250

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCL

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #250

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #77

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #77

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #66

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Hymns, Selected and Original #66

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Hymns #66

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Hymns #66

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Hymns #66

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Musica Sacra #15

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d139

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Plymouth Collection #a159

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #159

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d764

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #414

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Songs of the Church #144

Supplement to Watts #d397

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d192

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The Baptist Praise Book #185

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #96

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #9

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The Lexington Collection #124

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d270

The Songs of Zion #d177

The Songs of Zion #d176

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The Voice of Praise #51

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