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The Lord, the Sovereign, sends his summons forth

The Lord, the Sovereign, sends his summons forth

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 30 hymnals

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The Lord, the Sovereign, sends his summons forth,
Calls the south nations and awakes the north;
From east to west the sounding orders spread,
Through distant worlds and regions of the dead:
No more shall atheists mock his long delay;
His vengeance sleeps no more: behold the day!

Source: Songs of Zion: being a small collection of tunes, principally original; with appropriate lines, adapted to divine worship #44

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, the Sovereign, sends his summons forth
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1804
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Cyber Hymnal #4032
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