O happy soul that lives on high

O happy soul that lives on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 84 hymnals

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1 Oh, happy soul that lives on high,
While men lie grov'ling here,
His hopes are fix'd above the sky,
And faith forbids his fear.

2 His conscience knows no secret stings,
While grace and joy combine
To form a life whose holy springs
Are hidden and divine.

3 He waits in secret on his God;
His God in secret sees:
Let earth be all in arms abroad,
He dwells in heavenly peace.

4 His pleasures rise from things unseen,
Beyond this world and time,
Where neither eyes nor ears have been,
Nor thoughts of mortals climb.

5 He looks to heaven's eternal hill,
To meet that glorious day
When Christ His promise shall fulfil
And call his soul away.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #442

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 happy soul that lives on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #316

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #265

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #299

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A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #XLV

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #293

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #318

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #318

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #318

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #474

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #219

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #226

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #219

Chapel Hymns #d407

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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #406

Gospel Hymns #d385

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #429

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #744

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #320

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #406

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Hymns for Christian Melody #378

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #287

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #358

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #230

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Hymns of the Church Militant #341

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Hymns of the Church Universal #321

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Hymns of the Spirit #520

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #369

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #369

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #369

Parish Psalmody #d586

Parish Psalmody #d599

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.31.2

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H382

Songs for the Lord's House #d313

Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d303

Templi Carmina #d167

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The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #64

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #810

The Book of Praise #d237

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d550

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #244

The Christian Psalter #d399

The Church Hymn Book #d393

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The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #336

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #241

The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d177

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #558

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #419

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d758

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d643

Village Hymns #d382

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #442

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #204

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #406

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #369

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXLI

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXLI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #318

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #318

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The Book of Worship #378

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #451

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #318

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #226

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #241

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #354

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