Tuesday Hymns: “Give to Our God Immortal Praise”

In 1719 Isaac Watts published his metrical version of the 136th Psalm, Give to Our God Immortal Praise, which is our Tuesday Hymn for this week. This Psalm speaks of the worthiness of our God to be praised because of His nature (verses 1-2), His creation (verse 3), His providence (verse 4), His redemption (verse 5), and His eternal reign (verse 6).

It is sung to the tune entitled, WARRINGTON, which was written by a British Presbyterian pastor named Ralph Harrison in 1784.

Give to our God immortal praise;
Mercy and truth are all his ways,
Wonders of grace to God belong:
Repeat his mercies in your song.

Give to the Lord of lords renown;
The King of kings with glory crown
His mercies ever shall endure,
When lords and kings are known no more.

He built the earth, he spread the sky,
And fixed the starry lights on high:
Wonders of grace to God belong:
Repeat his mercies in your song.

He fills the sun with morning light;
He bids the moon direct the night:
His mercies ever shall endure
When suns and moons shall shine no more.

He sent his Son with power to save
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave:
Wonders of grace to God belong
Repeat his mercies in your song.

Through this vain world he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heavenly seat:
His mercies ever shall endure,
When this vain world shall be no more.

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