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You speak, and mighty mountains stand

You speak, and mighty mountains stand

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Tune: MOUNTAINS
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

You speak, and mighty mountains stand,
God of eternal power!
The sea grows calm at your command,
and tempests cease to roar.
The morning light and evening shade
successive comforts bring;
your plenteous fruits make harvest glad,
and flowers adorn the spring.

Seasons and times, and moons and hours,
heaven, earth, and air are free;
the clouds distill in fruitful showers,
and all your world will see
that thirsty lands can drink their fill,
and fields of corn appear;
your ways abound with blessings still;
your goodness crowns the year.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #26

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: You speak, and mighty mountains stand
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: Psalm 65, 2nd Part, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.



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