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English Poetry. Isaac Watts. Hymn 151. Исаак Уоттс.






Isaac Watts (Исаак Уоттс)

Hymn 151

Prophecy and inspiration.

'Twas by an order from the Lord
The ancient prophets spoke his word;
His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warmed their hearts with heav'nly fire.

The works and wonders which they wrought
Confirmed the messages they brought;
The prophet's pen succeeds his breath,
To save the holy words from death.

Great God, mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book;
There my Redeemer's face I see,
And read his name who died for me.

Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hope secure;
This is thy word, and must endure.

Isaac Watts’s other poems:

  1. Psalm 126
  2. Psalm 135
  3. Hymn 103
  4. Psalm 13
  5. Psalm 6




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