The Mariner's Psalm

Thy works of glory, mighty Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: OCEAN (Swan)
Published in 75 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Thy works of glory, mighty Lord,
That rulest the boisterous sea,
The sons of courage shall record,
Who tempt the dangerous way;
At thy command the winds arise,
And swell the towering waves,
The men astonished mount the skies,
And sink in gaping graves.

Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #180

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: Thy works of glory, mighty Lord
Title: The Mariner's Psalm
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #12859

The Sacred Harp #222

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