The Incarnation

The virgin's promised Son is born

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The Virgin's promis'd Son is born;
Behold th' expected child appear:
Let infidels forbear their scorn
Fro God himself approaches near.

2 The government of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid;
His wide dominions still increase,
And honours to his name be paid.

3 Jesus the holy child shall sit
High on his Father David's throne;
Shall crush his foes beneath his feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.


Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H14

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 virgin's promised Son is born
Title: The Incarnation
Author: Isaac Watts
Source: From "The lands that long in darkness lay"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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