A general Song of Praise to GOD.

1 HOW glorious is our heav'nly King,
2 Who reigns above the Sky!
3 How shall a Child presume to sing
4 His dreadful Majesty?
5 How great his Pow'r is, none can tell,
6 Nor think how large his Grace;
7 Not Men below, nor Saints that dwell
8 On high before his Face.
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9 Not Angels that stand round the LORD,
10 Can search his secret Will;
11 But they perform his heav'nly Word,
12 And sing his Praises still.
13 Then let me join this holy Train,
14 And my first Off'rings bring;
15 Th' eternal GOD will not disdain
16 To hear an Infant sing.
17 My Heart resolves, my Tongue obeys,
18 And Angels shall rejoice,
19 To hear their mighty Maker's Praise
20 Sound from a feeble Voice.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG I. A general Song of Praise to GOD.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. []-2. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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