The King of saints, how fair his face

The King of saints, how fair his face

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LOB SEI DEM ALLMÄCHTIGEN GOTT
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7 The King of saints, how fair his face;
Adorn'd with majesty and grace!
He comes with blessings from above,
And wins the nations to his love.

8 At his right hand our eyes behold
The Queen array'd in purest gold;
The world admires her heav’nly dress;
Her robes of joy and righteousness.

9 He forms her beauties like his own,
He calls and seats her near his throne;
Fair stranger, let thine heart forget
The idols of thy native state.

10 So shall the King the more rejoice
In thee, the fav'rite of his choice;
Let him be lov'd and yet ador'd,
For he’s thy Maker and thy Lord.

11 Oh happy hour, when thou shalt rise
To his fair palace in the skies,
And all thy sons (a num'rous train)
Each like a Prince in glory reign.

12 Let endless honours crown his head;
Let ev'ry age his praises spread;
While we with cheerful songs approve
The condescension of his love.

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.XLV.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: The King of saints, how fair his face
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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