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Come, sound his praise abroad,

A psalm before sermon.

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

St. Thomas 34b, Stanza 1

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

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

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

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

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.