Sweet is the work, my God, my King,

Text:  Isaac Watts  1719
Music:  Ignaz J. Pleyel  1815
Tune:  Grace Church
OHT Incipit:  33217 12355 43217

Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
To praise Thy Name, give thanks and sing,
To show Thy love by morning light
And talk of all Thy truth at night.

Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
No mortal cares shall seize my breast
O may my heart in tune be found,
Like David's harp of solemn sound.

My heart shall triumph in my Lord
And bless His works and bless His Word
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!
How deep Thy counsels, how divine!

Fools never raise their thoughts so high;
Like brutes they live, like brutes they die;
Like grass they flourish, till Thy breath
Blast them in everlasting death.

But I shall share a glorious
part, When grace has well refined my heart;
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.

Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired and wished below;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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