"How Beauteous Are Their Feet"
by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 341
1. How beauteous are at 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 their tidings are!
"Zion, behold thy Savior-King;
He reigns and triumphs here."
3. How happy are the ears
That hear this joyful sound
Which kings and prophets waited for
And sought, but never found!
4.How blessed are the 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.
Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Is. 52:7
Author: Isaac Watts, 1707
Tune: "St. Michael"
1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1551