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In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone

In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone
Lies, a fair type of Babylon:
"Prophets, rejoice, and all ye saints,
God shall avenge your long complaints."

He said, and dreadful as he stood,
He sunk the millstone in the flood:
"Thus terribly shall Babel fall,
Thus, and no more be found at all."



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #505

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: In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns #L481

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #912

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.LIX

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.59

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The Baptist Hymn Book #710

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The Columbian Repository #411

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #505

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The Psalms of David #I.LIX

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A59

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