1000 Songs/I sing the mighty power of God (Isaac Watts)
I sing the mighty power (Watts)
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I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food, Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good. Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye, If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known, And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne; While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care; And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.
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was written in 1715 and first published in a book called Divine Songs for Children. The thoughts are from Genesis 1 and the Creation Psalm 104
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Music is by Root in 1856
Author biography[edit | edit source]
Isaac Watts July 17,1674- November 25, 1748 Watts was born in Southampton, England
He knew Greek Hebrew and Latin He published most of his Hymns and songs during 1707-1709