86. Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme

1 Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme,
And speak some boundless thing,
The mighty works, or mightier name,
Of our eternal King.

2 Tell of His wondrous faithfulness,
And sound His power abroad;
Sing the sweet promise of His grace,
And our redeeming God.

3 His very word of grace is strong
As that which built the skies;
The voice that rolls the stars along
Speaks all the promises.

4 O might I hear Thy heavenly tongue
But whisper, "Thou art Mine,"
Those gentle words should raise my song
To notes almost divine.


Text Information
First Line: Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
Title: Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Exodus 34:6; Psalm 89:1-8; Psalm 147:3-5
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Aspiration; God: Eternity and Power (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry W. Greatorex
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major
Source: Henry W. Greatorex's Collection, Boston, 1851

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