Friday, July 18, 2008

"Join All the Glorious Names" by Isaac Watts - 1707

So this hymn is only like 300 years old but it really packs a powerful punch! Especially these last three stanzas which I've copied below. If you would like to read the entire hymn (I highly recommend it) please click here to go to the "cyberhymnal". It's a very familiar tune.

My dear almighty Lord,My Conqueror and my King,
Thy scepter and Thy sword,Thy reigning grace I sing:
Thine is the power; behold I sit
In willing bonds beneath Thy feet.

Now let my soul arise,And tread the tempter down;
My Captain leads me forthTo conquest and a crown:
A feeble saint shall win the day,
Though death and hell obstruct the way.

Should all the hosts of death,And powers of hell unknown,
Put their most dreadful forms Of rage and mischief on,
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
Superior power, and guardian grace.

1 comment:

robert said...

Great hymn. I agree. Thanks for posting part of it. Today is the 261st anniversary of Watts's death. We have him to thank for many wonderful hymns, rich in Christian doctrine.