God Sovereign and Gracious

Ye servants of the Almighty King, In every age his praises sing

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MISSIONARY CHANT (Zeuner)
Published in 59 hymnals

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Ye servants of th' Almighty King,
In every age his praises sing;
Where'er the sun shall rise or set,
The nations shall his praise repeat.

Above the earth, beyond the sky,
Stands his high throne of majesty;
Nor time nor place his power restrain,
Nor bound his universal reign.

Which of the sons of Adam dare,
Or angels, with their God compare?
His glories how divinely bright,
Who dwells in uncreated light!

Behold his love! he stoops to view
What saints above and angels do;
And condescends yet more to know
The mean affairs of men below.

From dust and cottages obscure,
His grace exalts the humble poor;
Gives them the honor of his sons,
And fits them for their heav'nly thrones.

[A word of his creating voice
Can make the barren house rejoice;
Though Sarah's ninety years were past,
The promised seed is born at last.

With joy the mother views her son,
And tells the wonders God has done:
Faith may grow strong when sense despairs,
If nature fails, the promise bears.]



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #18

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: Ye servants of the Almighty King, In every age his praises sing
Title: God Sovereign and Gracious
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #102

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #102

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #102

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Church Hymn Book #P.CXIII

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1216

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Church Psalmist #P113a

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Church Psalmist #P113a

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Church Psalmist #P113a

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Church Psalmody #110

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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.) #201

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #213b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #201

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXIIIb

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #248

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Hymns for Christian Melody #29

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #534

Melodies of the Church #d1169

Parish Psalmody #d999

Parish Psalmody #d1018

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d969

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d959

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.249

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P113.2

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P113.2

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #113b

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Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America #234b

Sacred poetry #d569

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Sacred Poetry #aCXIII

Sacred Poetry #d569

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Sacred Poetry #CXIII

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Selah #79c

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The Baptist Hymn Book #33

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P113b

The Christian Psalter #d674

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The Columbian Repository #266

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The Harp #49

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a49

The Psalmodist #d284

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #18

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The Psalms and Hymns #P113

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The Psalms of David #CXIIIb

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The Psalms of David #P113b

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The Psalms of David #206

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The Psalms of David #113

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #113b

The Universalist Hymn Book #d554

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #149

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The Vocal Companion #82

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The Whole Book of Psalms #CXIII

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