Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground

Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground,
Stretch all thy thoughts abroad,
And rouse up every tuneful sound
To praise th' eternal God.

Long ere the lofty skies were spread,
Jehovah filled his throne;
Or Adam formed, or angels made,
The Maker lived alone.

His boundless years can ne'er decrease,
But still maintain their prime;
Eternity's his dwelling-place,
And ever is his time.

While like a tide our minutes flow,
The present and the past,
He fills his own immortal now,
And sees our ages waste.

The sea and sky must perish too,
And vast destruction come;
The creatures-look! how old they grow,
And wait their fiery doom!

Well, let the sea shrink all away,
And flame melt down the skies,
My God shall live an endless day,
When th' old creation dies.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.17

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: Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #106

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #17

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d363

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Hymns for Christian Melody #8

Hymns Selected #d171

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d170

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d264

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d683

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d702

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.17

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #18

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #14

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #85

The Baptist Harmony #d305

The Baptist Harmony #d314

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d476

The Christian Hymn Book #d529

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d213

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d532

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #167

The Church Hymn Book #d816

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The Harp #6

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #105

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #5

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d184

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