Amazing Grace Hymns

December 9 JOY TO THE WORLD! Isaac Watts, 1674–1748 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” (Luke 2:10) As one of the most joyous of all Christmas hymns, this carol omits references to shepherds, angelic choruses, and […]

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December 7 JOIN ALL THE GLORIOUS NAMES Isaac Watts, 1674–1748 Praise be to His glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory. (Psalm 72:19) “Wisdom,” “love,” “power,” “prophet,” “priest,” “king,” “almighty Lord,” “conqueror,” “captain”—these are the names and titles used throughout the stanzas of this hymn to describe our Lord. But […]

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Amazing Grace Hymns

November 6 I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD Isaac Watts, 1674–1748, with alterations by others He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the rivers unto the ends of the earth. (Psalm 72:8 KJV) Isaac Watts, the father of English hymnody, had a fervent concern about the dismal state of congregational […]

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