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God Supreme and Self-sufficient

What is our God, or what his name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 56 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What is our God, or what his name,
Nor men can learn, nor angels teach;
He dwells concealed in radiant flame,
Where neither eyes nor thoughts can reach.

2 The spacious worlds of heavenly light,
Compared with him, how short they fall!
How dark are they, and he how bright!
Nothing are they, and God is all.

3 He spoke the wondrous word, and lo!
Creation rose at his command;
Whirlwinds and seas their limits know,
Bound in the hollow of his hand.

4 Then fly, my song, an endless round,
The lofty tune let Gabriel raise;
All nature dwell upon the sound,
But we can ne'er fulfill the praise.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #44

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: What is our God, or what his name
Title: God Supreme and Self-sufficient
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d835

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #2

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d346

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d310

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.V

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.V

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #20

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A Selection of Hymns #XX

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Baptist Hymn Book #a23

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d581

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Church Melodies #569

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #20

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d351

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Harmonia Sacra #28a

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #16

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #16

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d472

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Hymns for Christian Melody #15

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Hymns for Social Worship #23

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #16

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Hymns, Selected and Original #16

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Hymns #16

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Hymns #16

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Hymns #16

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Hymns #16

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New Select Hymns #1

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Plymouth Collection #a123

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #123

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Pocket Hymns #2

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #10

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Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils #XV

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #7

Supplement to Watts #d452

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #123

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The Baptist Hymn Book #4

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The Baptist Hymn Book #23

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The Christian Harmonist #11

The Christian Psalter #d618

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #51

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The Congregational Hymn Book #8

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d453

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d345

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The Lord's Songs #XLI

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #5

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The Psalmody #102

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #738

The Southern Psalmist #d912

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d961

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The Voice of Praise #44

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