Psalm 98

Words: Isaac Watts


Praise for the gospel.

   1  To our Almighty Maker, God,
         New honors be addressed;
      His great salvation shines abroad,
         And makes the nations blessed.

   2  He spake the word to Abraham first;
         His truth fulfils the grace;
      The Gentiles make his name their trust,
         And learn his righteousness.

   3  Let the whole earth his love proclaim
         With all her diff'rent tongues,
      And spread the honors of his name
         In melody and songs.

   Part 2, The Messiah's coming and kingdom

   1  Joy to the world! the Lord is come!
         Let earth receive her King;
      Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,
         And heav'n and nature sing.

   2  Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns!
         Let men their songs employ,
      While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
         Repeat the sounding joy.

   3  No more let sins and sorrows grow,
         Nor thorns infest the ground;
      He comes to make his blessings flow
         Far as the curse is found.

   4  He rules the world with truth and grace,
         And makes the nations prove
      The glories of his righteousness,
         And wonders of his love.

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