Good is the Lord, the heav'nly KingAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 Good is the heavenly King,
Who makes the earth his care,
Visits the pastures every spring,
And bids the grass appear.
2 Like rivers raised on high,
The clouds, at thy command,
Pour out their blessings from the sky,
To cheer the thirsty land.
3 The hills, on every side,
Rejoice at falling showers;
The meadows, dressed in all their pride,
Perfume the air with flowers.
4 The ridges drink their fill,
And ranks of corn appear;
Thy ways abound with blessings still,
Thy goodness crowns the year.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #986
Good is the Lord [our] the heavenly King. I. Watts. [Psalm lxv.—Spring.] First published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled, "The Blessings of Spring; or, God gives Rain." It is found in several modern hymn-books, and sometimes abbreviated as in the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859. Another hymn beginning, "Good is the Lord, our heavenly King," appeared in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, No. 498, with the ascription to "Watts" in the Index. The first stanza is stanza i. of this version of Psalm lxv., with our for the; the remaining three, each beginning, "Good is the Lord," are by another hand.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #42||Good is the Lord, our heavenly King||2000|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1967||Good is the Lord, the heav'nly King||Good Is the Lord, the Heav'nly King||AMESBURY||Isaac Watts||CMD||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|