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The mighty frame of glorious grace

The mighty frame of glorious grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 40 hymnals

Representative Text

The mighty frame of glorious grace,
That brightest monument of praise
That e'er the God of love designed,
Employs and fills my lab'ring mind.

Begin, my soul, the heav'nly song,
A burden for an angel's tongue:
When Gabriel sounds these awful things,
He tunes and summons all his strings.

Proclaim inimitable love:
Jesus, the Lord of worlds above,
Puts off the beams of bright array,
And veils the God in mortal clay!

What black reproach defiled his name,
When with our sins he took our shame!
He whom adoring angels blessed
Is made the impious rebel's jest.

He that distributes crowns and thrones
Hangs on a tree, and bleeds, and groans!
The Prince of Life resigns his breath,
The King of Glory bows to death!

But see the wonders of his power,
He triumphs in his dying hour;
And while by Satan's rage he fell,
He dashed the rising hopes of hell.

Thus were the hosts of death subdued,
And sin was drowned in Jesus' blood;
Thus he arose, and reigns above,
And conquers sinners by his love.

Who shall fulfil this boundless song?
The theme surmounts an angel's tongue:
How low, how vain are mortal airs,
When Gabriel's nobler harp despairs!

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, 1806

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 mighty frame of glorious grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Dr. Watts's Miscellanies
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #42

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d311

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #9

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #148

Chapel Hymns #d529

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #54

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d415

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Hymns for Christian Melody #115

Hymns Selected #d194

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d193

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New Select Hymns #67

Parish Psalmody #d784

Parish Psalmody #d798

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.37.1

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #69

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H143

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CLXXX

Supplement to Watts #d401

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d531

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The Baptist Hymn Book #426

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The Baptist Hymn Book #96

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #279

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #LXXIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #LXXIII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #247

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #866

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d209

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The Vestry Singing Book #149b

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #301

Village Hymns #d537

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #120

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #120

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #120

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d412

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