Psalm 107 Part 4

Would you behold the works of God

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: EVENING CHANT
Published in 62 hymnals

Representative Text

Would you behold the works of God,
His wonders in the world abroad,
Go with the mariners, and trace
The unknown regions of the seas.

They leave their native shores behind,
And seize the favor of the wind;
Till God command, and tempests rise
That heave the ocean to the skies.

Now to the heav'ns they mount amain,
Now sink to dreadful deeps again;
What strange affrights young sailors feel,
And like a stagg'ring drunkard reel!

When land is far, and death is nigh,
Lost to all hope, to God they cry;
His mercy hears the loud address,
And sends salvation in distress.

He bids the winds their wrath assuage,
The furious waves forget their rage;
'Tis calm, and sailors smile to see
The haven where they wished to be.

O may the sons of men record
The wondrous goodness of the Lord!
Let them their private off'rings bring,
And in the church his glory sing.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #69

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: Would you behold the works of God
Title: Psalm 107 Part 4
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #568

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1093

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #647

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #203b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #191b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #203b

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #191b

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #826

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #826

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Hymns for Christian Melody #947

Parish Psalmody #d984

Parish Psalmody #d1003

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.236

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P107.4

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d599

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Seamen's Hymns #450

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d719

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d183

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d261

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1072

The Christian Psalter #d667

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #872

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The Gospel Psalmist #919

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #963

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #928

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #69

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CVIId

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P107d

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #196

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