Glory to God the Father's name

Glory to God the Father's name

Author: Isaac Watts
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Glory to God the Father's name,
Who from our sinful race
Chose out his favorites to proclaim
The honors of his grace.

Glory to God the Son be paid,
Who dwelt in humble clay;
And, to redeem us from the dead,
Gave his own life away.

Glory to God the Spirit give,
From whose almighty power
Our souls their heav'nly birth derive,
And bless the happy hour.

Glory to God that reigns above,
Th' eternal Three in One,
Who by the wonders of his love
Has made his nature known.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.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 >

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First Line: Glory to God the Father's name
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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