Now far above these starry skies

Now far above these starry skies

Author: Daniel Turner
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Now far above these starry skies,
Our Jesus fills his brighter throne,
Invisible to mortal eyes,
But not to humble faith unknown.

2 [The countless host that round him stand,
The subjects of his sovereign power;
Fly thro' the world at his command,
Of prostrate at his feet adore.

3 Satan and all his rebel crew
That rag'd to pull his kingdom down;
Crush'd by his hand, In ruin now
Lie trembling at his awful frown.

4 His name above all creatures great,
He all sustains all controls;
Yet from his high exalted state,
Looks kindly down on humble souls.]

5 Tho' in the glories he possess'd
Long e're the world, or time began,
He shines the Son of God confess'd,
Yet owns himself the Son of Man.

6 Here once in agonies he dy'd,
Now in the heavens he ever lives;
Of joy there pours th' eternal tide,
Here saves the sinner who believes.

7 All hail; thou great Immanuel, hail!
Ten thousand blessings on thy name!
While thus thy wondrous love we tell,
Our bosoms feel the sacred flame.

8 Come, quickly come, immortal king!
On earth thy regal honors raise,
The full salvation promis'd, bring,
Then every tongue shall sing thy praise!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLXXIX

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now far above these starry skies
Author: Daniel Turner
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #479

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A Selection of Hymns #CDLXXIX

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Baptist Hymn Book #a565

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d215

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Hymns for Christian Melody #635

Hymns Selected #d150

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d150

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #271

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d165

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d179

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d179

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The Baptist Hymn Book #565

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #82

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The Christian Harmonist #22

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1197

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d157

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