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God Fights for His Church

Let Zion in her King rejoice

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 64 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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7 Let Zion in her King rejoice,
Tho' Tyrants rage, and kingdoms rise;
He utters his almighty voice,
The nations melt, the tumult dies.

8 The Lord of old for Jacob fought,
And Jacob's God is still our aid;
Behold the works his hand has wrought,
What desolations he has made.

9 From sea to sea, through all the shores
He makes the noise of battle cease;
When from on high his thunder roars,
He awes the trembling world to peace.

10 He breaks the bows, he cuts the spear.
Chariots he burns with heav'nly flame;
Let earth in silent wonder hear
The sound and glory of his name.

11 "Be still, and learn that I am God,
I reign exalted o'er the lands,
I will be known and fear'd abroad,
But still my throne in Zions stands."

12 O Lord of hosts, Almighty King,
While we so near thy presence dwell,
Our faith shall sit secure and sing,
Nor fear the raging pow'rs of hell.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XLVI.II

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: Let Zion in her King rejoice
Title: God Fights for His Church
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3665
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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d483

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d484

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d482

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #228

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #695

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A Collection of Hymns #631

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #528

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #528

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #528

Cantica Laudis #d154

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Church Hymn Book #P.XLVI.II

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d581

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Church music #292

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Church Psalmist #P46b

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Church Psalmist #P46b

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Church Psalmist #P46b

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Church Psalmody #P46.2

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Church Psalmody #P46b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #88a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #81b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #88a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #81b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XLVIb

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #101

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d297

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Hymns selected from various authors #313

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P46b

Melodies of the Church #d550

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d458

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Methodist Hymn-Book #710

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Methodist Tune Book #31

Parish Psalmody #d402

Parish Psalmody #d414

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Plymouth Collection #a152

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #152

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.105

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P46.2

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P46.5

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Psalms and Hymns #P46b

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #46b

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Psalms, carefully suited to the Christian worship in the United States of America #93b

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #152

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The Baptist Hymn Book #851

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The Baptist Praise Book #131

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The Baptist Psalmody #976

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The Columbian Repository #109

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The Cyber Hymnal #3665

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #281

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The Psalmody #1226

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The Psalms and Hymns #P46c

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The Psalms of David #XLVIb

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The Psalms of David #P46b

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The Psalms of David #83

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #46b

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The Song Companion to the Scriptures #289

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The Vestry Singing Book #114

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