God hath laid up in heaven for me

God hath laid up in heaven for me

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God hath laid up in heav'n for me,
A crown which cannot fade;
The righteous Judge at that great day,
Shall place it on my head.

2 Nor hath the King of grace decreed
This prize for me alone;
But all that love and long to see
Th'appearance of his Son.

3 There where my blessed Jesus reigns,
In heav'ns unmeasur'd space;
I'll spend a long eternity
In never ceasing praise.

4 Dear Jesus, ev'ry smile of thine
Shall fresh endearments bring;
And thousand tastes of new delight
From all thy graces spring.

5 Haste, my beloved, fetch my soul
Up to thy blest abode;
Haste, for my spirit longs to be
With thee, my Lord and God.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXXXVIII

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: God hath laid up in heaven for me
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d179

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d145

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Church Hymn Book #CCXXXVIII

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Church Psalmody #567

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