How glorious is our heavenly King

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This is a Hymn by Isaac Watts, Song 1 from his Divine and Moral Songs for Children, published 1720.

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How glorious is our heavenly King,
Who reigns above the sky!
How shall a child presume to sing
His dreadful majesty?

How great His power is none can tell,
Nor think how large His grace;
Not men below, nor saints that dwell
On high before His face.

Not angels that stand round the Lord
Can search His secret will;
But they perform His heavenly word,
And sing His praises still.

Then let me join this holy train,
And my first offerings bring;
The eternal God will not disdain
To hear an infant sing.

My heart resolves, my tongue obeys,
And angels shall rejoice,
To hear their mighty Maker’s praise
Sound from a feeble voice.

General Song of Praise to God by Isaac Watts

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