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How glorious is our heavenly King

How glorious is our heavenly King

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 68 hymnals

Representative Text

How glorious is our heavenly King,
Who reigns above the sky!
How shall a child presume to sing
His dreadful majesty?

How great his power is none can tell,
Nor think how large his grace;
Not men below, nor saints that dwell
On high before his face.

Not angels, that stand round the Lord,
Can search his secret will;
But they perform his heavenly word,
And sing his praises still.

Then let me join this holy train,
And my first offerings bring:
Th’ eternal God will not disdain
To hear an infant sing.

My heart resolves, my tongue obeys;
And angels will rejoice
To hear their mighty Maker’s praise
Sound from a feeble voice.

Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HI

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: How glorious is our heavenly King
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 68 of 68)
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A Collection of Hymns #372

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #2

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d119

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d106

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #7

Chapel Hymns #d232

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #355

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #774

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Divine and Moral Songs #HI

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Divine Songs for Children #I

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Divine Songs #1

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S78

Family Hymns #d108

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d48

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #221

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d46

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d176

Hymns for Schools and Families #d207

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #5

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Hymns for Social Worship #468

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d96

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Hymns for the Use of Children #I

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #225

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d89

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d101

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d92

Jewel Selections #d71

Juvenile Psalmody. Second ed. #d18

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d66

New Standard Singer #d96

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d98

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #21

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Parish Hymns #529

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H583

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d96

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #60

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Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils #XVIII

Select Psalms and Hymns for Youth and Suitable for All Singing Schools #d24

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #253

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d159

Songs of Praise for Sabbath Schools and Families. New ed. #d23

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Songs of the Church #694

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Songs, Divine and Moral #20

Sunday School Hymn Book #d65

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #4

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #3

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d149

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The Child's Hymn Book #3

The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d14

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The Christian's Duty #CCCLV

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The Congregational Hymn Book #900

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The Jewel #139

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #321

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d54

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #398b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d394

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The Sabbath School Harp #24

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The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book #154

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d110

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d25

The Sacred Lute #d141

The Vestry Hymn Book #d182

The Voice of Praise #d89

Union Hymns. Rev. #d144

Union Hymns. Rev. #d149

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #1

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