Christ's Sufferings and Kingdom

Now from the roaring lion's rage

Author: Isaac Watts
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13 "Now from the roaring lion’s rage,
"O Lord, protect thy Son,
"Nor leave thy darling to engage
"The powers of hell alone."

14 Thus did our suff'ring Saviour pray
With mighty cries and tears,
God heard him in the dreadful day,
And chased away his fears.

15 Great was the vict'ry of his death,
His throne exalted high;
And all the kindreds of the earth
Shall worship or shall die.

16 A num'rous offspring must arise
From his expiring groans;
They shall be reckon'd in his eyes
For daughters and for sons.

17 The meek and humble souls shall see
His table richly spread;
And all that seek the Lord shall be
With joys immortal fed.

18 The isles shall know the righteousness
Of our incarnate God,
And nations yet unborn profess
Salvation in his blood.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXII.II

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: Now from the roaring lion's rage
Title: Christ's Sufferings and Kingdom
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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