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Praise, everlasting praise, be paid

Praise, everlasting praise, be paid

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

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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

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The Psalms of David #II.LX

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.LX

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The Columbian Repository #564

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

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The Vocal Companion #41

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #348

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

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #348

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #510

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #290

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d354

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

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #232

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

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

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d192

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #58

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Church Psalmody #H571

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

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #571

Melodies of the Church #d825

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

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #58

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #625

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

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #4

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #210

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #267

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B60

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Church Psalmist #44

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Church Psalmody #571

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Social Psalmist #44

Universalist Hymn Book #d430

Parish Psalmody #d659

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

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Church Psalmist #44

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Church Psalmody #187

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #348

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Seamen's Hymns #44

The Christian Hymn Book #d515

The Modern Harp #d203

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Church Psalmist #44

Parish Psalmody #d672

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

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #284

Cantica Laudis #d239

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Sacred Poetry #310

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Songs of Zion #6

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

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d519

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

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #149

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The Congregational Hymn Book #128

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Hymns of Worship #88

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Revival Hymns #190

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d865

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d489

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The Baptist Hymn Book #462

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

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #65c

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The Gospel Psalmist #268

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #S5

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Waters' Choral Harp #95c

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #9

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d116

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Worship in the School Room #308

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #23

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d545

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d659

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The Jubilee Harp #2

Songs for the New Life #d527

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Christian Praise #9

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The Palm #85

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The Palm #117a

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Christian Praise #9

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Psalms and Hymns #632

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The Baptist Praise Book #128

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #383

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #405

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Church Harmonies #120

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #86

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #383

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Songs of the Church #917

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

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #49

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d598

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #291

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Songs of Pilgrimage #117

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d691

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