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Lord, when thou didst ascend on high

Representative Text

1 LORD, when thou didst ascend on high,
Ten thousand angels filled the sky;
Those heavenly guards around thee wait,
Like chariots that attend thy state.

2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear
More glorious when the Lord was there,
While he pronounced his holy law,
And struck the chosen tribes with awe.

3 How bright the triumph none can tell,
When the rebellious powers of hell,
That thousand souls had captive made,
Were all in chains like captives led.

4 Raised by his Father to the throne,
He sent his promised Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #204

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, when thou didst ascend on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Place of Origin: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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BEAR CREEK


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Instances

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #128

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d92

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d527

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d530

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d529

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #149

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d201

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #817

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #12

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #111

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #51

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #LI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #51

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #363

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American Psalmody #132a

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American Psalmody #134a

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

Baptist Songs with Music #d118

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #7b

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Carmina Sacra #80b

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d566

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Church Choral-Book #98

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Church Hymn Book #P.LXVIII.II

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d645

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Church Melodies #482

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d96

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Church music #XXVII

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Church Psalmist #P68b

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Church Psalmist #P68b

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Church Psalmist #P68b

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Church Psalmody #P68.2

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Church Psalmody #P68b

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d436

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #30

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Devotional hymns #96

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #125

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #117

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #125

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #117

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

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #145a

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #48

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Evangelical Musick #127a

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d171

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #154

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #120

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d324

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #120

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #109

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #109

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #163

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #163

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #363

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #21

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d267

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P68b

Melodies of the Church #d613

Oriola #d145

Oriola #d145

Parish Psalmody #d455

Parish Psalmody #d467

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d498

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #114

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d547

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.145

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P68.2

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P68.2

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Psalms and Hymns #P68b

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #68b

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #P48

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #121

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CLXXII

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Sabbath Bells #106f

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Sacred Poetry #116

Sacred poetry #d290

Sacred Poetry #d289

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Sacred Poetry #LXVIIIb

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Selah #74c

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d125

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Songs of Pilgrimage #78

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d512

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #363

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d226

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The American Vocalist #11b

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The American Vocalist #36a

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #258

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #75.258

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The Baptist Hymn Book #258

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The Baptist Hymn Book #445

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The Baptist Psalmody #216

The Book of Worship #d302

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d89

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #184

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