Nature, With All Her Powers, Shall Sing

Representative Text

1 Nature, with all her powers, shall sing
Her great Creator and her King;
Nor air, nor earth, nor skies, nor seas,
Deny the tribute of their praise.

2 Ye seraphs who sit near his throne,
Begin to make his glories known;
Tune high your harps, and spread the sound
Throughout creation's utmost bound.

3 O may our ardent zeal employ
Our loftiest thoughts and loudest songs!
Let there be sung, with warmest joy,
Hosanna from ten thousand tongues.

4 Yet, mighty God, our feeble frame
Attempts in vain to reach thy name;
The highest notes that angels raise
Fall far below thy glorious praise.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #21

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: Nature, with all her powers, shall sing
Title: Nature, With All Her Powers, Shall Sing
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #269

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #32

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #138

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Church Choral-Book #53

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d713

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #112

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Church Psalmody #H16

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Church Psalmody #16

General Baptist Hymn Book #d327

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d69

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

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d726

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a77

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Hymns of the Advent #148

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Hymns of the Morning #148

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #16

Melodies of the Church #d681

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.1

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Psalms and Hymns #17

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #351

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The Baptist Psalmody #116

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d120

The Choral #d139

The Christian Hymn Book #d431

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d435

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The Christian Hymn Book #45

The Christian Lyre #d265

The Christian Psalmist #d451

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d251

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The Christian Psalmist #4

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The Columbian Repository #505

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The Harp #139

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a139

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The Jubilee Harp #77

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The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music #78b

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The Lyrica #15

The Modern Psalmist #d195

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The Psalmist #101

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The Psalmist #101

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The Psalmody #56

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #604

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The Psalms of David #II.I

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B1

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.123

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #21

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #31

The Thanksgiving #d151

The Universalist Hymn Book #d310

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #422

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The Young Choir #47

Universalist Hymn Book #d332

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