Grace dwells with justice on your throne

Grace dwells with justice on your throne

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
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Grace dwells with justice on your throne,
and those who love your word
have heard your wisdom, and have known
your heavenly counsels, Lord.

I'll think again of all your ways,
and talk your wonders o'er: —
the wonders of recovering grace,
when flesh could hope no more.

I will forbid a hopeless thought,
some dark, despairing claim,
remembering good your hand has wrought;
your hand is still the same!

I'll meditate your works of old;
our God, who reigns above;
I'll hear your ancient wonders told,
and learn to trust your love.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #32

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: Grace dwells with justice on your throne
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Source: Psalm 77, 1st and 2nd Parts, alt
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.