Angels, that high in glory dwell,
Adore thy Name, Almighty God!
And devils tremble down in hell,
Beneath the terrors of thy rod.
And yet how wicked children dare
Abuse thy dreadful, glorious Name!
And when they’re angry, how they swear,
And curse their fellows, and blaspheme!
How will they stand before thy face,
Who treated thee with such disdain,
While thou shalt doom them to the place
Of everlasting fire and pain?
Then never shall one cooling drop
To quench their burning tongues be given;
But I will praise thee here, and hope
Thus to employ my tongue in heaven.
My heart shall be in pain to hear
Wretches affront the Lord above:
’Tis that great God whose power I fear,
That heavenly Father whom I love.
If my companions grow profane,
I’ll leave their friendship when I hear
Young sinners take thy Name in vain,
And learn to curse, and learn to swear.
Angels that high in glory dwell. I. Watts. [Against Swearing, &c]. First published in his Divine Songs for Children, 1715, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Against swearing and cursing, and taking God's name in vain." Its modern use is limited, and in the Methodist Free Church Sunday School Hymn Book, No. 228, it is slightly altered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 20 of 20)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXIX||Angels, that high in glory dwell||Angels, that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts||8,8,8,8||1866|
|Divine Songs for Children #XIX||Against Swearing and taking God's Name in vain||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1827|
|Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #19||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1802|
|Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #227||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1850|
|Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d10||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1822|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d29||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1853|
|Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #312||Angels, that high in glory dwell||Watts||1859|
|Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d18||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|
|Hymns for the Use of Children #XIX||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1819|
|Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #245||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1848|
|Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d15||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1843|
|Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #131||Angels, that high in glory dwell||Watts||1832|
|Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #177||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1836|
|Songs, Divine and Moral #104||Angels, that high in glory dwell||1844|
|Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #157||Angels that high in glory dwell||1827|
|The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #435||Angels that high in glory dwell||1842|
|The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d32||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1851|
|Union Hymns. Rev. #d26||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|Union Hymns. Rev. #d28||Angels that high in glory dwell||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1845|
|Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #19||Angels that high in glory dwell||1807|