Among the princes, earthly gods

Among the princes, earthly gods

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: CAITHNESS
Published in 48 hymnals

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1 Among the princes, earthly gods,
There’s none hath pow'r divine;
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord,
Nor are their works like thine.

2 The nations thou hast made shall bring
Their off'rings round thy throne;
For thou alone dost wond'rous things,
For thou art God alone.

3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet,
Teach me thine heav’nly ways,
And all my wand'ring thoughts unite
In God my Father’s praise.

4 Great is thy mercy, and my tongue
Shall those sweet wonders tell,
How by thy grace my sinking soul
Rose from the deeps of hell.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LXXXVI

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: Among the princes, earthly gods
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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