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Watts Wednesday: A General Song of Praise to God

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment
This is from  Isaac Watts' Songs for Children (1715). The title is "A general Song of Praise to God."  There are some great lines here like "How great his pow'r is, none can tell, Nor think how large his grace." This is one of our goals in SojournKids--to paint a picture of God's amazing grace for the next generation. Watts is right. It is God's outrageous grace that leads us to praise.

How glorious is our heav'nly King, Who reigns above the sky! How shall a child presume to sing His dreadful majesty?

How great his pow'r is, none can tell, Nor think how large his grace; Not men below, nor saints that dwell On high before his face.

Not angels that stand round the Lord Can search his secret will; But they perform his heav'nly word, And sing his praises still.

Then let me join this holy train, And my first off'rings bring; Th'eternal God will not disdain To hear an infant sing.

My heart resolves, my tongue obeys, And angels shall rejoice To hear their mighty Maker's praise Sound from a feeble voice.

For Sojourn's re-envisioning of some of  Isaac Watts' hymns for modern listeners, check out Sojourn Music.