Great God, Attend, While Zion Sings

Great God, attend, while Zion sings

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 326 hymnals

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Great God, attend, while Zion sings
the joy that from your presence springs;
to spend one day with you on earth
exceeds a thousand days of mirth.

You are our sun, you bless our day;
and you our shield, to guard our way
from all assaults of hell and sin,
from foes without, from foes within.

All needful grace will you bestow,
and crown that grace with glory too;
you give us all things, and withhold
no heavenly good from upright souls.

O God our King, whose sovereign sway
the glorious hosts of heaven obey;
all thrones and kingdoms are your own!
Let praise and joy now fill our song.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #35

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: Great God, attend, while Zion sings
Title: Great God, Attend, While Zion Sings
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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UXBRIDGE (Mason)


BRIDGEWATER (Edson)


WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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52 Hymns of the Heart: with an appendix of favorite solos and choruses (Missionary and Church Extension Ed.) #35
A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d248
A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d54
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d275
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d276
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d275
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #234Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d196
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d173
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #577Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #522Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #617Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XLVIIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XLVIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #30Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #13Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #17Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #88Page Scan
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d105
A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d79
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d165
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #305Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #82Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #173Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #A19Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #A41Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #39Page Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #40
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #5Page Scan
Annotations upon Popular Hymns #11
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #33cPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d278
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d94
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #48aPage Scan
Chapel and Family Hymn Book #d44
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d45
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #31Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #31Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP84bPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d294
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #9Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #16Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #26
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d165
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d330
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #464Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #XXIPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P84bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P84bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P84bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P84.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P84bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #68Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d230
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #9Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #154TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #154TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #145aTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #LXXXIVbTextPage Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #5Page Scan
Family and Social Melodies #d114
Free Methodist Hymnal #d187
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #10Page Scan
Glorious Gospel Hymns #199
Hallowed Songs #d109
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d83
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #201Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #42Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d168
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d146
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #201Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #196Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #196Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #251Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #251Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #74Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #7Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #5Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #CP425bPage Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #69Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #69Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #74Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #79Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #79Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #984Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d127
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P22Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P22Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d100
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #11Page Scan
Hymns for All Christians #H29Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #6Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #6Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #563Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #161Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d94
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #445Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #33Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #33Page Scan

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