Sweet is the work, my God, my KingAuthor: Isaac Watts (1719)
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1 Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
to praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
to show thy love by morning light,
and talk of all thy truth at night.
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
no mortal cares disturb my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,
like David's harp of solemn sound!
3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,
and bless his works, and bless his word;
thy works of grace, how bright they shine,
how deep thy counsels, how divine!
4 And I shall share a glorious part,
when grace has well refined my heart,
and fresh supplies of joy are shed,
like holy oil, to cheer my head.
5 Then shall I see and hear and know
all I desired or wished below;
and every power find sweet employ
in that eternal world of joy.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #786
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|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719)|
Sweet is the work, my God, my [and] King. I. Watts. [Ps. xcii. or Sunday.] First published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, p. 237, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "A Psalm for the Lord's Day." In G. Whitefield's Hymns for Social Worship, &c, 1753, No. 20, stanzas i., ii., iii., vii. were given as "Sweet is the work, O God, our King." This was repeated in M. Madan's Psalms & Hymns., 1760, No. 105. A. M. Toplady gave the same stanzas in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, as No. 34, but with other changes in some stanzas, and the opening line as “Sweet is the work, my God and King." This reading is found in some modern collections in the Church of England. Other arrangements of the text are given in hymnbooks in Great Britain and America. It is a good and popular hymn.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 16 of 16)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #786||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts (1674-1748)||LM||Psalm 92||2013||Healing | ; Joy | ; Praise | ; Rest ||
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #76||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #580||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1 Samuel 16:23; Psalm 23:5; Psalm 40:5; Psalm 92:1-5; Psalm 92:10-13||2000||Proper 4 | Year B; Proper 6 | Year B; Funerals, Commemoration, Remembrance and All Souls ||
|Complete Mission Praise #620||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||LM||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #469||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Sweet Is the Work||I. Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1996||Contentment: Lilies of the Field | ; Trinity 15 ||
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #514a||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #514b||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Isaac Watts||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #377||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||DEEP HARMONY||I. Watts (1674-1748)||8 8 8 8 (LM)||Psalm 92||1987||God's Church | The Lord's Day; Easter | The Resurrection of Christ; Easter 1 | The Upper Room|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #97||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||LM||1999|
|Singing the Faith #90||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||Deuteronomy 6:7; Psalm 92||2011||Praise and Thanksgiving ||
|Small Church Music #338||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Deep Harmony||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts||184.108.40.206|
|Small Church Music #2667||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||Eignbrook||EIGNBROOK||Isaac Watts||220.127.116.11|
|Small Church Music #4714||Gwaith hyfryd iawn a melys yw (Sweet is the work, my God, my King)||Gwaith hyfryd iawn a melys yw (Sweet is the work, my God, my King)||MOLIANT|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6415||Sweet is the work, my God, my king||Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King||DEEP HARMONY||Isaac Watts; Unknown||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|
|The Missouri Harmony or a choice collection of psalm tunes, hymns, and anthems #1||Sweet is the work, My God my King||ROCKBRIDGE||ROCKBRIDGE||Isaac Watts||2005|
|The Shenandoah Harmony: A collection of shape-note tunes, ancient and modern, for singing groups large or small #1B||Sweet is the work, my God, my King||ROCKBRIDGE||ROCKBRIDGE||L.M.||2012|