Infinite leagues beyond the sky

Infinite leagues beyond the sky

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Infinite leagues beyond the sky,
The great Eternal reigns alone,
Where neither wings nor souls can fly,
Nor angels climb the topless throne.

2 The Lord of glory builds his seat
Of gems insufferably bright,
And lays beneath his sacred feet
Substantial beams of gloomy night.

3 Yet, glorious Lord, thy gracious eyes
Look through and cheer us from above;
Beyond our praise thy grandeur flies;
Yet we adore, and yet we love.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #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: Infinite leagues beyond the sky
Author: Isaac Watts

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Plymouth Collection #a154

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #154

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #154

The Christian Psalter #d270

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The Voice of Praise #35

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