To God the only wise, Our Savior and our KingAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 338 hymnals
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1 To God the only wise,
Our Saviour and our King,
Let all the saints below the skies
Their humble praises bring.
2 ’Tis His almighty love,
His counsel, and His care,
Preserves us safe from sin and death,
And every hurtful snare.
3 He will present our souls
Unblemished and complete
Before the glory of His face,
With joys divinely great.
4 Then all His faithful sons
Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the conduct of His grace,
And make His wonders known.
5 To our Redeemer, God
Wisdom and power belongs,
Immortal crowns of majesty,
And everlasting songs.
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #305
To God the only wise, Our Saviour and our King. I. Watts. [Preserving Grace.] First published in his Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707 (2nd ed. 1709, Bk. i., No. 51), in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It is found in most of the early hymnbooks, especially those of a Calvinistic type, as the collections of G. Whitefield, M. Madan, and others, but to modern hymnals, except in America, it is not so well known, although still found in several books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2453||Augustine of Hippo||To God, the only Wise||AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO||Isaac Watts||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6854||To God the Only Wise||To God the only wise||ST. MICHAEL||Isaac Watts||SM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1707|