What shall I render to my God (Watts)
What shall I render to my God (Watts). Isaac Watts* (1674-1748).
From The Psalms of David imitated in the Language of the New Testament (1719), where it is a metrical version of the second part of Psalm 116, beginning at verse 12. It was headed ‘Vows made in Trouble paid in the Church; or, Publick Thanks for Private Deliverance’. It was later imitated by Charles Wesley* in a hymn with the same first line. Watts’s text was as follows in 1719:
What shall I render to my God For all his Kindness shown? My feet shall visit thine Abode, My Songs address thy Throne.
Among thy Saints that fill thine House My Offerings shall be paid; There shall my Zeal perform the Vows My soul in Anguish...
Cite this article
If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log inlog in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.