388. Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme

1 Begin, my soul, some heavenly theme,
awake, my voice, and sing
the mighty works, or mightier name,
Of our eternal King.

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,
And sound his power abroad;
sing the sweet promise of his grace,
the quickening word of God.

3 Engraved as in eternal brass,
the mighty promise shines;
nor can the powers of darkness rase
those everlasting lines.

4 His every word of grace is strong,
as that which built the skies;
the voice that rolls the stars along
speaks all the promises.

5 Now shall my fainting heart rejoice
to know thy favour sure:
I trust the all-creating voice,
and faith desires no more.

Text Information
First Line: Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke, c. 1673-1707
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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