Before the hills in order stood

Before the hills in order stood

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: THOU ART GOD
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before the hills in order stood
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d54

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #644

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a644

Sacred poetry #d41

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Sacred Poetry #aXCa

Sacred Poetry #d41

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Sacred Poetry #XCa

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d43

The Sacred Harp #543

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