The Triumph of Christ Over the Enemies of His Church

What mighty man, or mighty God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

What mighty man, or mighty God,
Comes travelling in state,
Along the Idumean road,
Away from Bozrah's gate?

The glory of his robes proclaim
'Tis some victorious king:
"'Tis I, the Just, th' Almighty One,
That your salvation bring."

"Why, mighty Lord," thy saints inquire,
"Why thine apparel's red?
And all thy vesture stained like those
Who in the wine-press tread?"

"I by myself have trod the press,
And crushed my foes alone;
My wrath has struck the rebels dead,
My fury stamped them down.

"'Tis Edom's blood that dyes my robes
With joyful scarlet stains;
The triumph that my raiment wears
Sprung from their bleeding veins.

"Thus shall the nations be destroyed
That dare insult my saints;
I have an arm t' avenge their wrongs,
An ear for their complaints."

Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #501

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: What mighty man, or mighty God
Title: The Triumph of Christ Over the Enemies of His Church
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A New Version of the Psalms of David #HXL


Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XL

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #309

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.XXVIII


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.28

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The Baptist Hymn Book #852

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The Christian's Duty #CCCIX

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCCIX

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The Columbian Repository #391

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #67

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #501

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The Psalms of David #I.XXVIII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A28

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