How beauteous are their feet

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This is an hymn by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 10 of Book 1, published 1709.

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1  How beauteous are their feet
Who stand on Zion's hill!
Who bring salvation on their tongues,
And words of peace reveal!

2  How charming is their voice!
How sweet the tidings are!
"Zion, behold thy Savior King;
He reigns and triumphs here."

3  How happy are our ears
That hear this joyful sound,
Which kings and prophets waited for,
And sought, but never found!

4  How blessed are our eyes
That see this heavenly light
Prophets and kings desired it long,
But died without the sight.

5  The watchmen join their voice,
And tuneful notes employ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,
And deserts learn the joy.

6  The Lord makes bare his arm
Through all the earth abroad;
Let every nation now behold
Their Savior and their God!

The blessedness of gospel times by Isaac Watts, 1709, based on Isaiah 52:2,7-10, & Matt. 13:16,17

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