Come, sound his praise abroad

Come, sound his praise abroad. Isaac Watts* (1674-1748).  This is Watts’s Short Metre paraphrase of Psalm 95 in The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New Testament, and apply’d to the Christian State and Worship (1719). It was entitled ‘Psalm XCV. Short Metre. A Psalm before Sermon.’ Watts also wrote a CM and an LM version. The customary text in hymnals is one of three or four stanzas, corresponding to verses 1-7 of the Psalm. In 1719 the stanzas were as follows:  Come sound his Praise abroad, And Hymns of Glory sing: Jehovah is the sovereign God, The universal King.  He form’d the Deeps unknown; He gave the Seas their Bound;The watry Worlds are all his own,And all the...

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