Wide as the world is your command

Wide as the world is your command

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Tune: BRODIE
Published in 1 hymnal

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Wide as the world is your command;
vast as eternity your love;
firm as a rock your truth shall stand,
when rolling years shall cease to move.

God, as your people, in your care,
our hearts and souls, and all our frame,
what lasting tributes should you hear,
almighty Maker, to your name?

We'll near your gates with thankful songs,
high as the heavens, our voices raised;
and earth, with all ten thousand tongues,
shall fill your courts with sounding praise.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #56

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Wide as the world is your command
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Psalm 100, 2nd Part, alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2013.



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