Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Watts: Hosannah to the King

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    Commemoration of Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
    “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
    —Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
Hosanna to the King
Of David’s ancient blood;
Behold, he comes to bring
Forgiving grace from God:
    Let old and young
    Attend his way,
    And at his feet
    Their honors lay.

Glory to God on high;
Salvation to the Lamb;
Let earth, and sea, and sky,
His wondrous love proclaim:
    Upon his head
    Shall honors rest,
    And every age
    Pronounce him bless’d.
    ... Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Hymns and Spiritual Songs [1707], in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, ed. Samuel Melanchthon Worcester, Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834, book 3, hymn 45, p. 496 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 4:9-11; 1 Chr. 16:28-29; Neh. 9:5; Ps. 29:1-2; 96:7-8; 148
Quiet time reflection:

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