Sing to the Lord That Built the Skies

Sing to the Lord that built the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

Sing to the Lord that built the skies,
The Lord that reared this stately frame;
Let all the nations sound his praise,
And lands unknown repeat his name.

He formed the seas, and formed the hills,
Made every drop, and every dust,
Nature and time, with all their wheels,
And pushed them into motion first.

Now from his high imperial throne
He looks far down upon the spheres;
He bids the shining orbs roll on,
And round he turns our hasty years.

Thus shall this moving engine last
Till all his saints are gathered in;
Then for the trumpet's dreadful blast,
To shake it all to dust again!

Yet, when the sound shall tear the skies,
And lightning burn the globe below,
Saints, you may lift your joyful eyes,
There's a new heav'n and earth for you.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.13

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: Sing to the Lord that built the skies
Title: Sing to the Lord That Built the Skies
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d135

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d271

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Hymns for Christian Melody #51

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #142


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.13

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The Baptist Praise Book #145

The Christian Psalter #d476

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #243

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #239

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #145

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #646

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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.XIII

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