Let the whole race of creatures lie

Let the whole race of creatures lie

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 71 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Let the whole race of creatures lie
Abased before the Lord!
Whate'er His powerful hand has form'd
He governs with a word.

2 Ten thousand ages ere the skies
Were into motion brought,
All the long years and worlds to come
Stood present to His thought.

3 There's not a sparrow or a worm
O'erlook'd in His decrees;
He raises monarchs to a throne,
Or sinks with equal ease.

4 If light attend the course I go,
'Tis He provides the rays;
And 'tis His hand that hides the sun,
If darkness cloud my days.

5 Trusting His wisdom and His love,
I would not wish to know
What in the book of His decrees
Awaits me here below.

6 Be this alone my fervent prayer,
Whate'er my lot shall be,
Or joys, or sorrows, may they form
My soul for heaven and Thee!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #71

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: Let the whole race of creatures lie
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #26

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #105

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #240

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H52

Baptist Harmony #d140

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #71

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d290

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d157

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #XLVIII

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #145

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #145

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #141

Hymns Selected #d111

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d111

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #65

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #65

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d77

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #65

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #65

Parish Psalmody #d398

Parish Psalmody #d410

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d434

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.99

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d254

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Sacred Poetry #320

The Christian Psalter #d292

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #161

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #19

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d115

Universalist Hymn Book #d271

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