1. Join all the glorious names Of wisdom, love, and power, That ever mortals knew, That angels ever bore: All are too mean to speak His worth, To poor to set my Savior forth. 2. But O what gentle terms, What condescending ways, Doth our Redeemer use To teach his heav'nly grace! Mine eyes with joy and wonder see What forms of love He bears for me. 3. Arrayed in mortal flesh, He like an angel stands, And holds the promises And pardons in His hands; Commissioned from His Father's throne To make His grace to mortals known. 4. Great Prophet of my God, My tongue would bless Thy Name, By Thee the joyful news Of our salvation came, The joyful news of sin forgiv'n Of hell subdued, and peace with Heav'n. 5. Be Thou my Counsellor, My Pattern, and my Guide, And through this desert land Still keep me near thy side: Nor let my feet e'er run astray Nor rove nor seek the crooked way. 6. I love my Shepherd's voice, His watchful eyes shall keep My wand'ring soul among The thousands of His sheep: He feeds His flock, He calls their names, His bosom bears the tender lambs. 7. To this dear Surety's hand Will I commit my cause; He answers and fulfils His Father's broken laws: Behold my soul at freedom set! My Surety paid the dreadful debt. 8. Jesus, my great High Priest, Offered His blood, and died; My guilty conscience seeks No sacrifice beside: His powerful blood did once atone, And now it pleads before the throne. 9. My Advocate appears For my defense on high; The Father bows his ears, And lays his thunder by: Not all that hell or sin can say Shall turn his heart, his love away. 10. My dear almighty Lord, My Conqueror and my King, Thy scepter and Thy sword, Thy reigning grace I sing: Thine is the power; behold I sit In willing bonds beneath Thy feet. 11. Now let my soul arise, And tread the tempter down; My Captain leads me forth To conquest and a crown: A feeble saint shall win the day, Though death and hell obstruct the way. 12. Should all the hosts of death, And powers of hell unknown, Put their most dreadful forms Of rage and mischief on, I shall be safe, for Christ displays Superior power, and guardian grace.
Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Music: John Darwall
Isaac Watts, 1674–1748
“Join All the Glorious Names” was first published in 1707 in Isaac Watts’ Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 1. This hymn is generally regarded as one of Isaac Watts’ finest among his more than 600 hymns and psalm paraphrases. The volume of his work has earned him the title of the “father of English hymnody.”