Christ dying, rising, interceding and reigning

Maker and sovereign Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: DONCASTER (Wesley)
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Maker, and sov’reign Lord
Of heav’n, and earth, and seas!
Thy providence confirms thy Word,
And answers thy decrees.

2 Why did the Gentiles rage,
And Jews, with one accord,
Bend all their counsels to destroy
Th’ anointed of the Lord?

3 Rulers and kings agree
To form a vain design;
Against the Lord their pow'rs unite,
Against his Christ they join.

4 The Lord derides their rage,
And will support his throne;
He, that hath rais'd him from the dead
Hath own'd him for his Son.

5 He asks, and God bestows
A large inheritance.
Far as the earth's remotest ends
His kingdom shall advance.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #176

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: Maker and sovereign Lord
Title: Christ dying, rising, interceding and reigning
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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