O the immense, the amazing height

O the immense, the amazing height

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 20 hymnals

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I O the immense, the amazing height,
The boundless grandeur of our God,
Who treads the world beneath his feet,
And sways the nations with his nod.

II He speaks: and lo, all nature shakes,
Heav'n's everlasting pillars bow;
He rends the clouds with hideous cracks,
And shouts his fiery arrows through.

III Well, let the nations start and fly
At the blue lightnings horrid glare;
Atheists and emperors shrink and die,
When flame and noise torment the air.

IV Let noise and flame confound the skies,
And drown the spacious realms below;
Yet we will sing the Thunderer's praise,
And send our loud Hosannas through.

V Celestial King, thy blazing power,
Kindles our hearts to flaming joys,
We shout to hear thy thunders roar,
And echo to our father's voice.

VI Thus shall the God our Saviour come,
And light'nings round his chariot play:
Ye light'nings fly to make him room;
Ye glorious storms, prepare his way.

Source: Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils: and proper for all singing-schools #X

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 the immense, the amazing height
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d245

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d251

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Hymns for Christian Melody #763

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #139

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #4

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #762

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d118

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #658

The Christian Psalter #d424

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d307

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1221

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