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The Lord proclaims his power aloud

The Lord proclaims his power aloud

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

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The Lord proclaims his power aloud,
O’er all the oceans and the land;
his voice divides the watery cloud,
and lightnings blaze at his command.

The Lord sits sovereign o’er the flood;
the Thunderer reigns forever King,
and makes his church his blest abode,
where we his awesome glories sing.

With gentler language there, the Lord
assures us grace that he imparts;
amid the raging storm, his word
speaks peace and courage to our hearts.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #11

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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