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Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high

Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high;
Behold the King of glory nigh!
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Saviour's he.

2 Ye heav'nly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour, way.
Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
To Conq'ror comes, with God to dwell.

3 Rais'd from the dead, he goes before,
He opens heav'n's eternal door,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #151

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: Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #86

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #249

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #166

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #166

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #249

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Hymns, Selected and Original #151

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #151

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #166

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d791

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Evangelical Musick #152b

The Christian Psalter #d458

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Hymns #151

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Church Psalmist #P24b

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Church Psalmist #P24b

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P24.3

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #249

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Church Psalmist #P24b

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Hymns #151

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Hymns #151

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d751

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Hymns #151

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d235

The Church Hymn Book #d450

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