Let every tongue thy goodness speak

Let every tongue thy goodness speak

Author: Isaac Watts
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1 Let ev’ry tongue Thy goodness speak,
Thou sovereign Lord of all;
Thy strength’ning hands uphold the weak,
And raise the poor that fall.

2 When sorrow bows the spirit down,
When virtue lies distressed,
Beneath the proud oppressor’s frown,
Thou giv’st the mourner rest.

3 Thou know’st the pains Thy servants feel,
He heard’st Thy children cry,
And their best wishes to fulfill,
Thy grace is ever nigh.

4 My lips shall dwell upon Thy praise,
And spread Thy fame abroad.
Let all the sons of Adam raise
The honors of their God.

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #179

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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