God formed the deeps unknown

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God formed the deeps unknown,
and gave the seas their bound;
the watery worlds are all his own,
and all the solid ground.

We worship at your throne
and bow before you, Lord.
We are your works, and not our own;
you formed us by your word.

Each day we heed your voice,
obedient to your rod;
we come as people of your choice
to claim our gracious God.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #44

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: God formed the deeps unknown
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Psalm 95, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.



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