Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee

Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee; There shall our vows be paid

Author: Isaac Watts
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1. Praise waits in Sion, Lord, for Thee;
There shall our vows be paid:
Thou hast an ear when sinners pray;
All flesh shall seek Thine aid.

2. Lord, our iniquities prevail,
But pardoning grace is Thine;
And Thou will grant us power and skill
To conquer every sin.

3. Blessed are the men whom Thou wilt choose
To bring them near Thy face,
Give them a dwelling in Thine house,
To feast upon Thy grace.

4. In answering what Thy Church requests
Thy truth and terror shine,
And works of dreadful righteousness
Fulfill Thy kind design.

5. Thus shall the wondering nations see
The Lord is good and just;
And distant islands fly to Thee
And make Thy name their trust.

6. They dread Thy glittering tokens, Lord,
When signs in Heav’n appear;
But they shall learn Thy holy Word,
And love as well as fear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5645

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: Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee; There shall our vows be paid
Title: Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Henry Lahee (b. Chelsea, London, England, 1826; d. Croydon, London, 1912) composed NATIVITY, which was first published in 1855 and set to a nativity hymn (thus the tune's title), "High let us swell our tuneful notes," by Philip Doddridge (PsH 335). Because NATIVITY was published with Isaac Watts' (P…

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