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Far as thy name is known

Psalm XLVIII. 10,--14. Second Part
The beauty of the church; or, Gospel worship and order.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
Far as thy name is known
The world declares thy praise;
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne
Their songs of honour raise.

Aylesbury 28t, Stanza 3

Will Guide Us Till We Die (Aylesbury) 28t, Stanza 3
With joy let Judah stand
On Sionís chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand,
And counsels of thy will.

Let strangers walk around
The city where we dwell,
Compass and view thine holy ground,
And mark the building well:

The orders of thy house,
The worship of thy court,
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows,
And make a fair report.

How decent and how wise!
How glorious to behold!
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes,
And rites adorníd with gold.

Aylesbury 28t, Stanza 2

Will Guide Us Till We Die (Aylesbury) 28t, Stanza 2
The God we worship now
Will guide us till we die,
Will be our God while here below,
And ours above the sky.

Aylesbury 28t, Stanza 1

Will Guide Us Till We Die (Aylesbury) 28t, Stanza 1

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.