Isaac Watts & Biblical Geocentricism in “My God, Who Makes the Sun to Know”

by | Jan 8, 2018


ISAAC WATTS IS GIVEN THE NAME “GODFATHER of English Hymnody” for good reason. Though a minister, writer, theologian, and logician of the 18th century, he is credited with penning some 750 hymns before his death. I only recently stumbled upon “My God, Who Makes the Sun to Know,” and was immediately moved with the forthrightness of his cosmological understanding. Did he believe in a spherical Earth or a flat one? I cannot rightly say. But Watts evoking a sun which moves in our place falls in direct line with Biblical doctrine. The Scripture everywhere and consistently advocates the course of the moon and the sun. And like Joshua, Watts accurately addresses God as directly responsible for making “the sun to know his proper hour to rise….

“My God, who makes the sun to know

His proper hour to rise,

And to give light to all below

Down send him round the skies.


“When, from the chambers of the East,

His morning race begins

He never tires nor stops to rest,

But, round the world he shines.


“God of the morning, at whose voice

The cheerful sun makes haste to rise,

And like a giant doth rejoice

To run his journeys through the skies;

He sends the sun his circuit round

To cheer the fruits and warm the ground.”

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IN my last newsletter I made mention of Rebecca L. Gould without ever giving a photo reveal. Well, here she is. The lovely Rebecca. Rebecca came to TUC during the summer of 2021 after following the breadcrumb trail from Rob Skiba and Nephelim research and soon thereafter began following the Torah. She has been an enormous help to the TUC ministry ever since that time, editing books for publication as well as running the podcast and administrating the TUC community, among other  tasks. ‘The Earth Not a Globe Review: Volume I’ and ‘The Legends of the Jews: Volumes I-IV’ would not have happened without her. 

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