The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

How Beauteous Are Their Feet

For Christmas

Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-9.
Compare:  How Beauteous Are Their Feet (Pickard-Cambridge)

Hymn 1:10.
The blessedness of gospel times; or, The revelation of Christ to Jews and Gentiles, Isa. 5. 2 7-10. Matt. 13. 16 17.

Music: Not Stated

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 Saviour 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 desir'd it long,
But dy'd without the sight.

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

6. The Lord makes bare his arm
Thro' all the earth abroad
Let every nation now behold
Their Saviour and their God.

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