From shore to shore let God's great name

From shore to shore let God's great name

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Tune: ALVA
Published in 1 hymnal

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From shore to shore let God's great name
sound all the earth abroad,
till all its peoples know and love
their Savior and their God.
Earth shall obey its Maker's will,
and yield a full increase;
for God will crown the lands of earth
with fruitfulness and peace.

Sing to the Lord, all distant lands,
sing loud with solemn voice;
let thankful tongues exalt God's name,
let grateful hearts rejoice.
For God, the Lord, the sovereign Judge,
who sits enthroned above,
will wisely rule and bless the world
with justice and with love.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #27

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: From shore to shore let God's great name
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: Psalm 67, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.



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