Ye flow'ry plains, proclaim His skill

Ye flow'ry plains, proclaim His skill

Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Tune: HAMPTON (Doolittle)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Ye flow'ry plains, proclaim His skill;
Valleys lie low before His eye;
And let His praise from ev'ry hill,
And let His praise from ev'ry hill,
Rise tuneful to the neighb'ring sky.
And let His praise from ev'ry hill,
And let His praise from ev'ry hill,
Rise tuneful to the neighb'ring sky.

2 Speak of the wonders of that love
Which Gabriel plays on ev'ry chord;
From all below, and all above,
From all below, and all above,
Loud halelujahs to the Lord.
From all below, and all above,
From all below, and all above,
Loud halelujahs to the Lord.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #538

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: Ye flow'ry plains, proclaim His skill
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Vs. 6 and 12 from "Loud hallelujahs to the Lord"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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