We bless the God whose bounteous love

We bless the God whose bounteous love

Author (st. 2-3): Isaac Watts
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 We bless the God whose bounteous love
Through all creation flows;
Who pours his blessings from above,
And life and bliss bestows.

2 God reigns on high, but not confines
His goodness to the skies;
Through the whole earth his bounty shines,
And every want supplies.

3 With longing eyes thy creatures wait
On him for daily food,
His lib'ral hand provides them meat,
And fills their hearts with good.

4 Benign Creator! bounteous Lord!
Where'er we turn our eyes,
Fruits of thy wisdom, pow'r, and love,
In beauteous order rise.

5 Then let our cheerful hearts and tongues
Proclaim the praise divine:
Thou, Lord, hast given the rich increase,
And be the glory thine.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XVI

Author (st. 2-3): 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: We bless the God whose bounteous love
Author (st. 2-3): Isaac Watts