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Re: Pc Hymns

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

is:

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

longer…

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