God is a name my soul adoresAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 God is a name my soul adores,
Th'Almighty Three, th'eternal One!
Nature and grace, with all their powers
Confess the infinite unknown.
2 Thy voice produced the sea and spheres,
Bid the waves roar, and planets shine;
But nothing like thyself appears,
Through all these spacious works of thine.
3 Still restless nature dies and grows;
From change to change the creatures run;
Thy being no succession knows,
And all thy vast designs are one.
4 Thrones and dominions round thee fall,
And worship is submissive forms;
Thy presence shakes this lower ball,
This little dwelling place of worms.
5 How shall affrighted mortals dare
To sing thy glory or thy grace?
Beneath thy feet we lie so far,
And see but shadows of thy face!
6 Who can behold this blazing light!
Who can approach consuming flame?
None but thy wisdom knows thy might,
None but thy word can speak thy name.
A New Selection of Hymns, 1812
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|Source:||Horæ Lyricæ, 1706|
God is a [the] Name my soul adores. I. Watts. [God the Creator.] Appeared in his Horae Lyricae, 1706, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Creator and Creatures." It is also in Watts's Works of various dates. Two or three centos from this hymn are in common use, all commencing with stanza i., one of the earliest of which is that in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 170. Dr. Martineau's cento in his Hymns, &c, 1840, and Hymns of Praise & Prayer, 1873, is composed of stanzas i., iii., iv., vii., viii. In some of the American collections the opening line begins, "God is the Name," &c, as in the Plymouth Collection, 1855, and others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #255||God is a name my soul adores||God is a name my soul adores||BRESLAU||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||Ecclesiastes 1:4-8; Genesis 1:9-10; Genesis 1:16; Isaiah 33:14; Job 26:14; Psalm 29:3-5; Psalm 77:19; Psalm 104:1-4||2000||Creation ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #24||God is a name my soul adores||God is a name my soul adores||BRESLAU||Isaac Watts||1983|
|Small Church Music #1246||Deus Tuorum Militum (Grenoble)||God is a Name my soul adores||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (GRENOBLE)||Isaac Watts||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1789||God Is the Name My Soul Adores||God is the name my soul adores||JANES||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Horæ Lyricæ</cite>, 1706|