Almighty Maker, God!

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1 Almighty Maker, God,
How wondrous is thy name!
Thy glories how diffused abroad,
Through the creation's frame.

2 Nature in every dress
Her humble homage pays,
And finds a thousand ways t' express
Thine undissembled praise.

3 My soul would rise and sing
To her Creator too;
Fain would my tongue adore my King,
And pay the worship due.

4 Create my soul anew,
Else all my worship's vain;
This wretched heart will ne'er be true,
Until 't is formed again.

5 Descend, celestial fire,
And seize me from above;
Melt me in flames of pure desire,
A sacrifice to love.

6 Let joy and worship spend
The remnant of my days,
And to my God, my soul, ascend
In sweet perfumes of praise.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #24

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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Almighty Maker, God! I. Watts. [Praise.] First published in his Horae Lyricae, 1706, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Sincere Praise”. In its complete form it is unknown to the collections, but centos differing in length and arrangement, but all opening with the first stanza, are found in numerous hymnals in Great Britain and America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #516Page Scan
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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d24
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d24
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d24
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d21
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #276Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #276Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d11
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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d11
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #411Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #288Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #XXIXPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #276Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #IXTextPage Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #71Page Scan
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A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #15TextPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d10
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CCXVIIPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CCXVIIPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #217Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #CCXVIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #258Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCXLPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCXLPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #2Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #345Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d2
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #IITextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d11
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #71Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #71Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #18
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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d28
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S2TextPage Scan
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #17Page Scan
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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H716Page Scan
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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #764Page Scan
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