We bless the Lord, the great, the good

We bless the Lord, the great, the good

Author (st. 1-2): Isaac Watts (alt.)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We bless the Lord, the great, the good,
Who fills our hearts with joy and food;
Who pours his blessings from the skies,
And loads our Days with rich supplies.

2 He sends the sun his circuit round,
To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground;
In plenteous drops of genial rain
Revives the grass and swells the grain.

3 His bounteous hand, Great Spring of Good,
Provides the whole creation food;
He ever gives, yet still has more;
His gifts can ne'er decrease his store.

4 We bless the Lord, who reigns above,
Whose thoughts are kind, whose name is love;
Whose bounty through creation flows,
And life and bless on all bestows.

5 O let our souls with joy record
The pow'r and goodness of the Lord;
How great his works, how kind his ways!
Let ev'ry tongue pronounce his praise.

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

Author (st. 1-2): 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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