Let mortal tongues attempt to sing

Let mortal tongues attempt to sing

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

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Let mortal tongues attempt to sing
The wars of heav'n, when Michael stood
Chief general of th' Eternal King,
And fought the battles of our God.

Against the dragon and his host
The armies of the Lord prevail:
In vain they rage, in vain they boast,
Their courage sinks, their weapons fail.

Down to the earth was Satan thrown,
Down to the earth his legions fell;
Then was the trump of triumph blown,
And shook the dreadful deeps of hell.

Now is the hour of darkness past,
Christ has assum'd his reigning power;
Behold the great accuser cast
Down from the skies to rise no more.

'Twas by thy blood, immortal Lamb,
Thine armies trod the tempter down;
'Twas by thy word and powerful name
They gain'd the battle and renown.

Rejoice, ye heav'ns; let every star
Shine with new glories round the sky;
Saints, while ye sing the heav'nly war,
Raise your Deliv'rer's name on high.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #504

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: Let mortal tongues attempt to sing
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HXLIVTextPage Scan
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XLIVText
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XLIVText
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.LVIIIPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.58Text
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d253
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d252
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CXLVIPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #410Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #504TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LVIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #A58Page Scan



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