Words: Isaac Watts
v. 1--5. PART 1. Praise to God; or, Communion with saints.
1 To God, the great, the ever-blessed, Let songs of honor be addressed; His mercy firm for ever stands; Give him the thanks his love demands.
2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways? Who shall fulfill thy boundless praise? Blessed are the souls that fear thee still, And pay their duty to thy will.
3 Remember what thy mercy did For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed; And with the same salvation bless The meanest suppliant of thy grace.
4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice, And aid their triumphs with my voice! This is my glory, Lord, to be Joined to thy saints, and near to thee.
1 God of eternal love, How fickle are our ways? And yet how oft did Isr'el prove Thy constancy of grace!
2 They saw thy wonders wrought, And then thy praise they sung; But soon thy works of power forgot, And murmured with their tongue.
3 Now they believe his word While rocks with rivers flow; Now with their lusts provoke the Lord, And he reduced them low.
4 Yet when they mourned their faults, He hearkened to their groans, Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts, And called them still his sons.
5 Their names were in his book, He saved them from their foes; Oft he chastised, but ne'er forsook The people that he chose.
6 Let Isr'el bless the Lord, Who loved their ancient race; And Christians join the solemn word, Amen, to all the praise.