Praise, everlasting praise, be paid

Praise, everlasting praise, be paid

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: UXBRIDGE (Mason)
Published in 100 hymnals

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Praise, everlasting praise, be paid
To him that earth's foundation laid;
Praise to the God whose strong decrees
Sway the creation as he please.

Praise to the goodness of the Lord,
Who rules his people by his word,
And there, as strong as his decrees,
He sets his kindest promises.

[Firm are the words his prophets give,
Sweet words on which his children live;
Each of them is the voice of God,
Who spoke, and spread the skies abroad.

Each of them powerful as that sound
That bid the new-made world go round;
And stronger than the solid poles
On which the wheel of nature rolls.]

Whence then should doubts and fears arise?
Why trickling sorrows drown our eyes?
Slowly, alas! our mind receives
The comfort that our Maker gives.

O for a strong, a lasting faith,
To credit what th' Almighty saith!
T' embrace the message of his Son,
And call the joys of heav'n our own.

Then should the earth's old pillars shake,
And all the wheels of nature break,
Our steady souls should fear no more
Than solid rocks when billows roar.

Our everlasting hopes arise
Above the ruinable skies,
Where the eternal Builder reigns,
And his own courts his power sustains.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.60

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: Praise, everlasting praise, be paid
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CXLI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #300

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #240

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #240

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #232

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d239

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d116

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #9

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #9

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d740

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #120

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d861

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H571

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #571

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #291

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #49

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #23

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #284

Parish Psalmody #d659

Parish Psalmody #d672

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #149

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d545

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #405

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d769

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d659

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.60

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d354

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #632

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Revival Hymns #190

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Sacred Poetry #310

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Seamen's Hymns #44

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d489

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #44

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #S5

Songs for the New Life #d527

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d196

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #117

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #917

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d691

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The Baptist Praise Book #128

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #86

The Christian Hymn Book #d515

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d205

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d519

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #77

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #128

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d192

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d186

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d598

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The Gospel Psalmist #268

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d203

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #30

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The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #117a

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #383

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #383

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #210

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.LX

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d865

Universalist Hymn Book #d430

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