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Come, sound his praise abroad,

PSALM XCV.
A psalm before sermon.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Come, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the sovereign God,
The universal king.


St. Thomas 34b, Stanza 1

2
He form’d the deeps unknown;
He gave the seas their bound;
The wat’ry worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground.


St. Thomas 34b, Stanza 2

3
Come, worship at his throne,
Come, bow before the Lord:
We are his works, and not our own,
He form’d us by his word.


St. Thomas 34b, Stanza 3

4
To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod;
Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God.



5
But if your ears refuse
The language of his grace,
And hearts grow hard like stubborn Jews,
That unbelieving race.



6
The Lord in veng’ance drest
Will lift his hand, and swear,
“You that despise my promis’d rest,
“Shall have no portion there.




Watts, Isaac. The Psalms of David: Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship. 22nd ed. London: T. Longman et. al., 1769.