Now to the King of heaven

Representative Text

Now to the King of heaven
your cheerful voices raise;
to him be glory given,
power, majesty and praise;
from shore to shore
his name be sung
by every tongue
for evermore.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #769

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 >

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now to the King of heaven
Author: Isaac Watts
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #A6

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #D.IV

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

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #DV

Australian Hymn Book #575

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #D13

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Hymns for the Living Church #580

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Sacred Poetry #410

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #575

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #54

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #595

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #626

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #626

The Mennonite Hymnal #623

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #618

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #769

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