Join All The Glorious Names
Even a hundred names can’t begin to reveal the infinite richness of the person of the Lord. That is the point that Isaac Watts makes in this hymn, while presenting a few of the names and titles of deity.
Isaac Watts was born in 1674. When he was a teenager, he had complained to his father about the dullness of the church service, particularly the droning of the psalm singing. His father said, “Give us something better, young man.” And Isaac did. He began writing hymns in a simple poetic style, and his hymns were sung to whatever familiar tune was selected by the deacon who led the singing.
Sometimes referred to as the “father of English hymnody,” Watts wrote more than six hundred hymns that consistently reflect a spirit of awe and reverence for the majesty and greatness of God. Among his hymns are “Give To Our God Immortal Praise,” “O God Our Help In Ages Past,” “Joy To The World,” and “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.”