With all my powers of heart and tongue,
I'll praise my Maker in my song;
angels shall hear the notes I raise,
approve the song, and join the praise.
The angels make your church their care;
they’ll witness my devotion there.
I'll sing your truth and mercy, Lord;
I'll sing the wonders of your word.
I cried to you when troubles rose;
you heard me, and subdued my foes;
my fears dispersed through your control,
and strength diffused through all my soul.
Grace will complete what grace begins,
to save from sorrows and from sins;
Work that your wisdom undertakes
eternal mercy ne'er forsakes.
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 >
Display Title: With All the Power of Heart and TongueFirst Line: With all the power of heart and tongueTune Title: PRAISEAuthor: Isaac Watts, 1674–1748Meter: (LM)Scripture: Psalm 138:1-8Date: 1985Subject: Guidance | ; Music and Song | ; Praise | ; Praise and Thanksgiving |
Display Title: With all my powers of hear and tongueFirst Line: With all my powers of hear and tongueTune Title: MEADOW LANEAuthor: Isaac WattsMeter: LMDScripture: Psalm 138Date: 2014Source: Psalm 138, alt.