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Lord’s Day 35, 2017


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O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your ordinances.

—Psalm 119:108

Hymn 5. (L. M.)
Longing to praise Christ better.
Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

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Lord, when my thoughts with wonder roll
O’er the sharp sorrows of thy soul,
And read my Maker’s broken laws
Repair’d and honour’d by thy cross;

When I behold death, hell, and sin
Vanquish’d by that dear blood of thine,
And see the Man that groan’d and died
Sit glorious by his father’s side;

My passions rise and soar above,
I’m wing’d with faith, and fir’d with love;
Fain would I reach eternal things,
And learn the notes that Gabriel sings.

But my heart fails, my tongue complains,
For want of their immortal strains
And, in such humble notes as these,
Must fall below thy victories.

Well, the kind minute must appear
When we shall leave these bodies here,
These clogs of clay, and mount on high,
To join the songs above the sky.

The Psalms & Hymns of Isaac Watts. Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book II: Composed on Divine Subjects (Soli Deo Gloria, 1997).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2017·08·27 by David Kjos
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