The Lord Declares His Will

The Lord declares his will

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: GREENWOOD
Published in 39 hymnals

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The Lord declares his will,
And keeps the world in awe;
Amidst the smoke on Sinai's hill
Breaks out his fiery law.

The Lord reveals his face,
And smiling from above,
Sends down the gospel of his grace,
Th' epistles of his love.

These sacred words impart
Our Maker's just commands;
The pity of his melting heart,
And vengeance of his hands.

[Hence we awake our fear,
We draw our comfort hence;
The arms of grace are treasured here,
And armor of defence.

We learn Christ crucified,
And here behold his blood;
All arts and knowledges beside
Will do us little good.]

We read the heav'nly word,
We take the offered grace,
Obey the statutes of the Lord,
And trust his promises.

In vain shall Satan rage
Against a book divine,
Where wrath and lightning guard the page,
Where beams of mercy shine.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.120

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 Lord declares his will
Title: The Lord Declares His Will
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d798
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d802
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d803
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #339Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d458
A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #54Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d365
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #29
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #142Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #259bPage Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.II.120Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d475
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #397Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #282Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d496
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #282Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #142Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.CXXPage Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #46Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H164Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d762
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d786
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d912
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d756
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.120Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #101Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #81Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #142Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #110Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d522
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #624Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d527
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #58Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #112Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXXTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B120Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.196Page Scan
The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d368
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #50Page Scan



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