From the third heaven where God resides

From the third heaven where God resides

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: NEW JERUSALEM
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

From the third heav'n where God resides,
That holy happy place;
The New Jerusalem comes down,
Adorn'd with shining grace,
Adorn'd with shining grace,
Adorn'd with shining grace.

Source: The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #62

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 >

Text Information

First Line: From the third heaven where God resides
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a230

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d35

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d36

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d44

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The American Vocalist #66a

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The Cherub #120

The Choralist #d94

The Christian Harmony #d44

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The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler #62

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #170

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The Jubilee Harp #230

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The Vestry Singing Book #25b

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Vestry Harmonies #100

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Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music #38

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