Give thanks to God, invoke his name

Give thanks to God, invoke his name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 61 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Give thanks to God, invoke his name,
and tell the world his grace;
sound through the earth his deeds of fame,
that all may seek his face.

Let God alone choose out our way
and mark our journeys right,
and give a leading cloud by day,
a fiery guide by night.

God blessed the race of Abraham,
and made the blessing sure.
The endless mercies of the Lamb
shall prove that grace endures.

Then let the world give up its rage,
nor put a church in fear;
let lives be lived through every age
in the Almighty's care.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #62

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: Give thanks to God, invoke his name
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

STERLING (Harrison 11111)


PLEASANTBURG


ALIDA

See also ALIDA'S TUNE, which is very similar in the first phrases, but then diverges somewhat from ALIDA.

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10075
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #62Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10075TextScoreAudio
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