Great God, whose all pervading eye

Great God, whose all pervading eye

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 Great God! whose all-pervading eye
Sees ev'ry passion of my soul!
When sunk too low, or rais'd too high,
Teach me those passions to control.

2 Temper the fervours of my frame;
Be charity their constant spring;
And O, let no unhallowed flame
Pollute the offerings I bring.

3 Let peace with piety unite,
To mend the bias of my will;
While hope and heav'n-ey'd faith excite,
And wisdom regulates, my zeal:

4 That wisdom, which to meekness turns:
Wisdom descending from above;
And let my zeal, whene'er it burns,
Be kindled by the fire of love.



Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #278

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, whose all pervading eye
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXLIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #192

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H109

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d55

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #389

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d76

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d53

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d180

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #53

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d135

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d131

The Christian Hymn Book #d224

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d226

The Sacred Lute #d116

Universalist Hymn Book #d163

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