O for a shout of sacred joy

O for a shout of sacred joy

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 193 hymnals

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1 Oh for a shout of sacred joy
To God the sov’reign King!
Let ev’ry land their tongues employ,
And hymns of triumph sing.

2 Jesus our God ascends on high;
His heav’nly guards around
Attend him rising through the sky,
With trumpets’ joyful sound.

3 While angels shout and praise their King,
Let mortals learn their strains;
Let all the earth his honours sing;
O’er all the earth he reigns.

4 Rehearse his praise with awe profound,
Let knowledge guide the song;
Nor mock him with a solemn sound
Upon a thoughtless tongue.

5 In Isra'l stood his ancient throne,
He lov'd that chosen race;
But now he calls the world his own,
And heathens taste his grace.

6 The Gentile nations are the Lord’s,
There Abraham’s God is known;
While pow'rs and princes, shields & swords,
Submit before his throne.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XLVII

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 >

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First Line: O for a shout of sacred joy
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d111

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d364

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #308


A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #III

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d227

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #46

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d108

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d174

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #347

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #184


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

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d631

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d216

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d368

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious services #211

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d759

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #88b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #82

Gloria in Excelsis #d467

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d261

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d66

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #31

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #299

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d157

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #237

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #237

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d163

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #30

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d332

Jubilant Voices #d118

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #475

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d113

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d110

Parish Psalmody #d570

Parish Psalmody #d583

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #267

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d594

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #80

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d649

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d566


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.106

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P47

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d318

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #P46


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