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Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs

Lord, we adore thy vast designs

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: WARD (Scottish)
Published in 66 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord, we adore thy vast designs,
Th' obscure abyss of Providence,
Too deep to sound with mortal lines,
Too dark to view with feeble sense.

Now thou array'st thine awful face
In angry frowns, without a smile;
We, through the cloud, believe thy grace,
Secure of thy compassion still.

Through seas and storms of deep distress
We sail by faith, and not by sight;
Faith guides us in the wilderness,
Through all the briers and the night.

Dear Father, if thy lifted rod
Resolve to scourge us here below,
Still we must lean upon our God,
Thine arm shall bear us safely through.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109

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: Lord, we adore thy vast designs
Title: Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #165

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #248

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #121b

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #110

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #110

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #109

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XIV

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d94

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Church Psalmody #572

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #27

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #173

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.CIX

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d87

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #883

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #148

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Hymns of the Church Universal #430

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Hymns of the Spirit #314

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Hymns of Worship #465

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d145

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Pocket Hymns #18

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d537

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #81

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d267

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S39

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #157

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #47.157

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The Baptist Hymn Book #157

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The Baptist Hymn Book #83

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The Baptist Psalmody #47

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #109

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #541

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d159

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #182

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The Christian Psalmist #47

The Christian Psalter #d315

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCCLXXXIX

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #232

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The Gospel Psalmist #944

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d332

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad332

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The National Baptist Hymnal #110

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #104

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The Psalmist #142

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The Psalmist #142

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The Psalmody #158

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #71

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The Psalms of David #II.CIX

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #C20

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d522

The Southern Psalmist #d493

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d516

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #33

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d287

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