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A Summary View of the Creation

Look up ye saints direct your eyes

Author: John Needham
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Look up, ye saints, direct your eyes
To Him who dwells above the skies;
With your glad notes his praise rehearse
Who form'd the mighty universe.

2 He spoke, and from the womb of night
At once sprang up the cheering light;
Him discord heard and at his nod
Beauty awoke, and spoke the GOD.

3 The word he gave th' obedient sun
Began his glorious grace to run:
Nor silver moon, nor stars delay
To glide along th' etherial way.

4 Teeming with life, air, earth, and sea
Obey th' Almighty's high decree;
To every tribe he gives their food,
Then speaks the whole divinely good.

5 But to complete the wond'rous plan,
From earth and dust he fashions man;
In man the last, in him the best,
The Maker's image stands confest.

6 LORD, while thy glorious works I view,
Form thou my heart and soul anew;
Here bid thy purest light to shine,
And beauty glow with charms divine.


Source: A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #53

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look up ye saints direct your eyes
Title: A Summary View of the Creation
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d453

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #33

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #661

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #24

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #27

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d366

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d224

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A Selection of Hymns #XXVII

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American Psalmody #161b

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American Psalmody #251

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Baptist Hymn Book #a31

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #24

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d186

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #89

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #89

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d258

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #400

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The Baptist Hymn Book #62

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The Baptist Hymn Book #31

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The Christian Harmonist #10

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #746

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