THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Commemoration of Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
Thanksgiving (U.S.)

What shall I render to my God,
For all his kindness shown?
My feet shall visit thine abode,
My songs address thy throne.
 
Among the saints who fill thine house,
My off’ring shall be paid;
There shall my zeal perform the vows,
My soul in anguish made.
 
How much is mercy thy delight,
Thou ever blessed God!
How dear thy servants in thy sight!
How precious is their blood!
 
Now I am thine, for ever thine,
Nor shall my purpose move;
Thy hand hath loos’d my bonds of pain,
And bound me with thy love.
... Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Psalms of David Imitated [1719], in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, ed. Samuel Melanchthon Worcester, Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834, p. 230 (see the book; see also Ps. 116:12-19; Joel 2:32; Jon. 2:9; Luke 12:4; Acts 2:21; Rom. 10:13; 12:1; Heb. 13:15; more at Blessing, Bondage, God, Kindness, Love, Mercy, Pain, Saint, Zeal)

 
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