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Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord

Thus saith the mercy of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Published in 54 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Thus saith the mercy of the Lord,
"I'll be a God to thee;
I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they
Shall be a seed to Me."

2. Abram believed the promised grace,
And gave his child to God;
But water seals the blessing now,
That once was sealed with blood.

3. Jesus the ancient faith comfirms,
To our forefathers giv'n;
He takes young children to His arms,
And calls them heirs of heav'n.

4. Our God, how faithful are His ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace,
Blots out His children's name.

5. Thus to the parents and their seed
Shall Thy salvation come;
And num'rous households meet at last
In one eternal home.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #160

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: Thus saith the mercy of the Lord
Title: Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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