Christ exalted to the Kingdom

David rejoiced in God his strength

Author: Isaac Watts
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David rejoiced in God his strength,
Raised to the throne by special grace;
But Christ the Son appears at length,
Fulfils the triumph and the praise.

How great is the Messiah's joy
In the salvation of thy hand!
Lord, thou hast raised his kingdom high,
And giv'n the world to his command.

Thy goodness grants whate'er he will,
Nor doth the least request withhold;
Blessings of love prevent him still,
And crowns of glory, not of gold.

Honor and majesty divine
Around his sacred temples shine;
Blest with the favor of thy face,
And length of everlasting days.

Thine hand shall find out all his foes;
And as a fiery oven glows
With raging heat and living coals,
So shall thy wrath devour their souls.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.49

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: David rejoiced in God his strength
Title: Christ exalted to the Kingdom
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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