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Now shall my head be lifted high

Author (alt.): Isaac Watts
Tune: ASSURANCE (Billings)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Now shall my soul be lifted high,
Above my foes around.
And song of joy and victory,
Within thy temple sound.

Author (alt.): 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: Now shall my head be lifted high
Title: Assurance
Author (alt.): Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain


This is the fifth (and last) stanza of "The Lord of glory is my light" by Isaac Watts.



The Psalm-singer's amusement: containing a number of fuging pieces and anthems #8


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Sacred Harp #91

The Sacred Harp #91

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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