Earth has engrossed my love too long

Earth has engrossed my love too long

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 140 hymnals

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1 Earth has engrossed my love too long;
'Tis time I lift mine eyes
Upward, dear Father, to thy throne,
And to my native skies.

2 There the blest man my Savior sits;
The God how bright he shines!
And scatters infinite delights
On all the happy minds.

3 Seraphs with elevated strains,
Circle the throne around:
And move, and charm the starry plains,
With an immortal sound.

4 Jesus, the Lord, their harps employs;
Jesus, my love, they sing;
Jesus, the life of both our joys,
Sounds sweet from every string.

5 Now let me mount and join their song,
And be an angel too;
My heart, my hand, my ear, my tongue,
Here's joyful work for you.

6 I would begin the music here,
And so my soul would rise:
O for some heavenly notes to bear
My passions to the skies!

12 There ye that love my Saviour sit;
There I would fain have place,
Among your thrones, or at your feet,
So I might see his face.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Earth has engrossed my love too long
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d178

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #487

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d44

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d80

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #486

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d66

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d61

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d26

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d85

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #496

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #1041

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d203

Chapel Hymns #d130

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d206

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S52

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d59

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d83

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d71

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1407

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d98

Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d40

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B156

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b156

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d117

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d79

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Hymns for Christian Melody #915

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #547

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #11

Hymns Selected #d49

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d49

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #122

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d66

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d71

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d94

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #739

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #739

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #739

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Manual of Hymns: a Collection of Hymns, for Social and Family Worship #d25

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New Union Hymns #397

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #587

Parish Psalmody #d150

Parish Psalmody #d152

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1249

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1246

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H517

Revival Hymns #d34

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Revival Hymns #360

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #115

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Seamen's Hymns #692

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d145

Selected Hymns for the Use of Children in Families or Sunday School #d20

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d41

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #692

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #493

Spiritual Songs for a Month. 1st Am. from the 6th Eng. ed. #d9

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d141

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B198

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #246

The Bible Harp #d69

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