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With cheerful voice I sing

With cheerful voice I sing

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

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With cheerful voice I sing
The titles of my Lord,
And borrow all the names
Of honor from his word:
Nature and art can ne'er supply
Sufficient forms of majesty.

In Jesus we behold
His Father's glorious face,
Shining for ever bright,
With mild and lovely rays
Th' eternal God's eternal Son
Inherits and partakes the throne.]

The sovereign King of kings,
The Lord of lords most high,
Writes his own name upon
His garment and his thigh:
His name is called The Word of God;
He rules the earth with iron rod.

Where promises and grace
Can neither melt nor move,
The angry Lamb resents
The injuries of his love;
Awakes his wrath without delay,
As lions roar, and tear the prey.

But when for works of peace
The great Redeemer comes,
What gentle characters,
What titles he assumes!
Light of the world, and Life of men;
Nor will he bear those names in vain.

Immense compassion reigns
In our Immanuel's heart,
When he descends to act
A Mediator's part:
He is a Friend and Brother too;
Divinely kind, divinely true.

At length the Lord the Judge
His awful throne ascends,
And drives the rebels far
From favorites and friends:
Then shall the saints completely prove
The heights and depths of all his love.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #268

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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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d180

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #272

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCLXXII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #272

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

Parish Psalmody #d974

Parish Psalmody #d992

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d972

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.148

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The Baptist Hymn Book #360

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The Columbian Repository #500

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #268

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The Psalms of David #I.CXLVIII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A148

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