Jehovah speaks! Let Israel hear

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This is an hymn by Isaac Watts, his Hymn 84 of Book 1, published 1709.

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Jehovah speaks! Let Israel hear;
Let all the earth rejoice and fear,
While God's eternal Son proclaims
His sovereign honors and his names.

"I am the last, and I the first,
The Savior God, and God the just;
There's none beside pretends to show
Such justice and salvation too.

"Ye that in shades of darkness dwell,
Just on the verge of death and hell,
Look up to me from distant lands;
Light, life, and heaven are in my hands.

 

"I by my holy name have sworn,
Nor shall the word in vain return;
To me shall all things bend the knee,
And every tongue shall swear to me.

"In me alone shall men confess
Lies all their strength and righteousness;
But such as dare despise my name,
I'll clothe them with eternal shame.

"In me, the Lord, shall all the seed
Of Israel from their sins be freed;
And by their shining graces prove
Their interest in my pardoning love."

Salvation, righteousness, and strength in Christ by Isaac Watts, based on Isaiah 45:21-25

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