The mighty frame of glorious grace

The mighty frame of glorious grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 40 hymnals

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The mighty frame of glorious grace,
That brightest monument of praise
That e'er the God of love designed,
Employs and fills my lab'ring mind.

Begin, my soul, the heav'nly song,
A burden for an angel's tongue:
When Gabriel sounds these awful things,
He tunes and summons all his strings.

Proclaim inimitable love:
Jesus, the Lord of worlds above,
Puts off the beams of bright array,
And veils the God in mortal clay!

What black reproach defiled his name,
When with our sins he took our shame!
He whom adoring angels blessed
Is made the impious rebel's jest.

He that distributes crowns and thrones
Hangs on a tree, and bleeds, and groans!
The Prince of Life resigns his breath,
The King of Glory bows to death!

But see the wonders of his power,
He triumphs in his dying hour;
And while by Satan's rage he fell,
He dashed the rising hopes of hell.

Thus were the hosts of death subdued,
And sin was drowned in Jesus' blood;
Thus he arose, and reigns above,
And conquers sinners by his love.

Who shall fulfil this boundless song?
The theme surmounts an angel's tongue:
How low, how vain are mortal airs,
When Gabriel's nobler harp despairs!

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, 1806

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 mighty frame of glorious grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Dr. Watts's Miscellanies
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #42Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d311
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #46Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #9Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #148Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d529
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #292Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #54Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d415
Hymns for Christian Melody #115Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d194
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d193
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #67Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d784
Parish Psalmody #d798
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H511Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d805
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.37.1Text
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... #69Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H143Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CLXXXPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CXLVIIIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d401
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d531
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.) #426Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #96Page Scan
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #279Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d532
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXXIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXXIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #247TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #866Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d209
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #149bPage Scan
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.) #301Page Scan
Village Hymns #d537
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #120Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #120Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #120Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d412



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