This is the Word of Truth and Love

This is the Word of Truth and Love

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: BURTON (Woodbury)
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This is the word of truth and love,
Sent to the nations from above;
Jehovah here resolves to show
What his almighty grace can do.

This remedy did wisdom find
To heal diseases of the mind;
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.

The gospel bids the dead revive,
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised and clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.

[Where Satan reigned in shades of night
The gospel strikes a heav'nly light;
Our lusts its wondrous power controls,
And calms the rage of angry souls.]

[Lions and beasts of savage name
Put on the nature of the lamb,
While the wild world esteem it strange,
Gaze, and admire, and hate the change.]

May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinners gaze and hate me too!
The word that saves me does engage
A sure defence from all their rage.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.138

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: This is the Word of Truth and Love
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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