Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: 188.8.131.52.8.8 Appears in 329 hymnals Scripture: Romans 1:4 Lyrics: 1 Join all the glorious names
of wisdom, love, and power,
that ever mortals knew,
that angels ever bore:
all are too mean to speak his worth,
too mean to set my Saviour forth.
2 But O what gentle terms,
what condescending ways
doth our Redeemer use
to teach his heavenly grace!
Mine eyes with joy and wonder see
what forms of love he bears for me.
3 Arrayed in mortal flesh,
he like an Angel stands,
and holds his promises
and pardons in his hands;
commissioned from his Father's throne
to make his grace to mortals known.
4 Great Prophet of my God,
my tongue would bless thy name;
by thee the joyful news
of our salvation came:
the joyful news of sins forgiven,
of hell subdued and peace with heaven.
5 Be thou my Counsellor,
my Pattern, and my Guide;
and through this desert land
still keep me near thy side:
O let my feet ne'er run astray,
nor rove, nor seek the crooked way.
6 I love my Shepherd's voice,
his watchful eyes shall keep
my wandering soul among
the thousands of his sheep:
he feeds his flock, he calls their names
his bosom bears the tender lambs.
7 To this dear Surety's hand
will I commit my cause;
he answers and fulfils
his Father's broken laws:
behold my soul at freedom set!
my Surety paid the dreadful debt.
8 Jesus my great High-Priest
offered his blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside:
his powerful blood did once atone
and now it pleads before the throne.
9 My Advocate appears
for my defence on high;
the Father bows his ear
and lays his thunder by:
not all that hell or sin can say
shall turn his heart, his love away.
10 My dear almighty Lord,
my Conqueror and my King,
thy sceptre and thy sword,
thy reigning grace I sing.
Thine is the power, behold I sit
in willing bonds before thy feet.
11 Now let my soul arise,
and tread the tempter down;
my Captain leads me forth
to conquest and a crown.
A feeble saint shall win the day,
though death and hell obstruct the way.
12 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.
Topics: Ascension; Assurance; Christ tne King Sunday; Grace; Jesus Christ Incarnation; Jesus Christ Kingship; Jesus Christ Lordship; Jesus Christ Priesthood and Intercession; Jesus Christ Redeemer; Name/s of Jesus; Proclamation: Witness; The Gospel Used With Tune: WARSAW
Join all the glorious names