A reader reports: “Our (Baptist) hymnal still has Isaac Watts’ original
lines, though I doubt they’ll survive the next revision: ‘From north to
south the princes meet to pay their homage at His feet; while western
empires own their Lord, and savage tribes attend His word.’ — Taken from
’Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun’.”
I dunno WHAT they’re doing to poor Isaac. The closest thing on Cyber Hymnal
Behold the islands with their kings,
And Europe her best tribute brings;
From north to south the princes meet,
To pay their homage at His feet.
There Persia, glorious to behold,
There India shines in eastern gold;
And barb’rous nations at His word
Submit, and bow, and own their Lord.
Can’t imagine that “barb’rous” will survive the censor’s shears much