Thanksgiving for Victory; or, God's Dominion and our Deliverance

Zion, rejoice, and Judah, sing

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

Zion, rejoice, and Judah, sing,
The Lord assumes his throne;
Let Britain own the heav'nly King,
And make his glories known.

The great, the wicked, and the proud,
From their high seats are hurled;
Jehovah rides upon a cloud,
And thunders through the world.

He reigns upon th' eternal hills,
Distributes mortal crowns,
Empires are fixed beneath his smiles,
And totter at his frowns.

Navies that rule the ocean wide
Are vanquished by his breath;
And legions armed with power and pride
Descend to wat'ry death.

Let tyrants make no more pretence
To vex our happy land;
Jehovah's name is our defence,
Our buckler is his hand.

[Long may the king, our sovereign, live,
To rule us by thy word;
And all the honors he can give
Be offered to the Lord.]

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.111

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: Zion, rejoice, and Judah, sing
Title: Thanksgiving for Victory; or, God's Dominion and our Deliverance
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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