Scripture Verse

I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17:7

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 113. Ab­ra­ham’s Bless­ing on the Gen­tiles.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on in his Sac­red Har­mo­ny—A Col­lect­ion of Psalm-tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1784) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Thomas A. Arne
(1710–1778)

Lyrics

How large the promise! how divine,
To Abram and his seed!
I’ll be a God to thee and thine,
Supplying all their need.

The words of His extensive love
From age to age endure;
The angel of the covenant proves,
And seals the blessing sure.

Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our great fathers giv’n;
He takes young children to His arms,
And calls them heirs of Heav’n.

Our God, how faithful are His ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace
Blots out the children’s name.