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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Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #VIIIText
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d245
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d251
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLXXXVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXXXVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #503Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #763Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #139Page Scan
Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils: and proper for all singing-schools #XTextPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DIIIPage Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #4Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #762Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d317
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d118
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #139Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #658Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d424
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d307
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #CLXVIIIPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1221Page Scan



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