God Fights for His Church

Let Zion in her King rejoice

Author: Isaac Watts
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7 Let Zion in her King rejoice,
Tho' Tyrants rage, and kingdoms rise;
He utters his almighty voice,
The nations melt, the tumult dies.

8 The Lord of old for Jacob fought,
And Jacob's God is still our aid;
Behold the works his hand has wrought,
What desolations he has made.

9 From sea to sea, through all the shores
He makes the noise of battle cease;
When from on high his thunder roars,
He awes the trembling world to peace.

10 He breaks the bows, he cuts the spear.
Chariots he burns with heav'nly flame;
Let earth in silent wonder hear
The sound and glory of his name.

11 "Be still, and learn that I am God,
I reign exalted o'er the lands,
I will be known and fear'd abroad,
But still my throne in Zions stands."

12 O Lord of hosts, Almighty King,
While we so near thy presence dwell,
Our faith shall sit secure and sing,
Nor fear the raging pow'rs of hell.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XLVI.II

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let Zion in her King rejoice
Title: God Fights for His Church
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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