Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Jesus is gone above the skies

Jesus is gone above the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SESSIONS
Published in 140 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus is gone above the skies,
Where our weak senses reach him not;
And carnal objects court our eyes,
To thrust our Savior from our thought.

2 He knows what wand'ring hearts we have,
Apt to forget his lovely face;
And, to refresh our minds, he gave
These kind memorials of his grace.

3 The Lord of life his table spread
With his own flesh and dying blood;
We on the rich provision feed,
And taste the wine and bless the God.

4 Let sinful sweets be all forgot,
And earth grow less in our esteem;
Christ and his love fill ev'ry thought,
And faith and hope be fix'd on him.

5 While he is absent from our sight,
'Tis to prepare our souls a place;
That we may dwell in heav'nly light,
And live for ever near his face.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #224

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: Jesus is gone above the skies
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 140)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d393

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #392

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #392

TextPage Scan

A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #392

TextPage Scan

A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #224

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d88

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #518

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #362

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #535

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #453

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d160

Page Scan

A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #389

TextPage Scan

A New Version of the Psalms of David #HXII

Page Scan

A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #68

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #310

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #310

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #302

Page Scan

A Selection of Spiritual Songs #847

Text

Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XII

Text

Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XII

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d431

Chapel Hymns #d282

Page Scan

Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #631

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d471

Page Scan

Church Melodies #598

Page Scan

Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #700

Page Scan

Church Psalmist #476

Page Scan

Church Psalmist #476

Page Scan

Church Psalmist #476

Page Scan

Church Psalmody #358

TextPage Scan

Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LVII

TextPage Scan

Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LVII

TextPage Scan

Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.LVII

Page Scan

Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #197

Page Scan

Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #191

General Baptist Hymn Book #d263

Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #479

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #77

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d49

Page Scan

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #III.VI

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d235

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Melody #631

Page Scan

Hymns for Sunday Schools #215

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d109

Page Scan

Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #522

Page Scan

Hymns of the Church Universal #188

Hymns Selected #d100

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d100

Page Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #517

TextPage Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original #517

Page Scan

Hymns #517

Page Scan

Hymns #517

Page Scan

Hymns #517

Page Scan

Hymns #517

Page Scan

Laudes Domini #524

Page Scan

Laudes Domini #985

Page Scan

Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #140d

Page Scan

Parish Hymns #503

Parish Psalmody #d362

Parish Psalmody #d373

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d211

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d88

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d397

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1054

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d424

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d389

Text

Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.6

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #464

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H543

Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #135

Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S131

Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B135

Sacred poetry #d233

Sacred Poetry #d232

Page Scan

Sacred Poetry #H.CXXXIV

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d232

Page Scan

Seamen's Hymns #476

Pages

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements