Scripture Verse

Awake and sing. Isaiah 26:19

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Ho­ræ Ly­ri­cæ 1707.

Music: Duke Street, at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hat­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Now to the Lord a noble song!
Awake, my soul; awake, my tongue;
Hosanna to th’eternal name,
And all His boundless love proclaim.

See where it shines in Jesus’ face,
The brightest image of His grace;
God, in the person of His Son,
Has all His mightiest works outdone.

The spacious earth and spreading flood
Proclaim the wise and powerful God;
And thy rich glories from afar
Sparkle in every rolling star.

But in His looks a glory stands,
The noblest labor of thine hands;
The pleasing luster of His eyes
Outshines the wonders of the skies.

Grace! ‘tis a sweet, a charming theme;
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus’ name:
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound!
Ye heav’ns, reflect it to the ground!

O may I live to reach the place
Where he unveils His lovely face!
Where all His beauties you behold,
And sing His name to harps of gold!