Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue

Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue,
Or harp of golden string,
That I may raise a lofty song
To our eternal King.

2 Thy names, how infinite they be!
Great, Everlasting One!
Boundless thy might and majesty,
And unconfined thy throne.

3 Thy glory shines immensely bright;
Exhaustless is thy grace;
Immortal day breaks from thine eyes,
And Gabriel veils his face.

4 Thine essence is a vast abyss,
Which angels can not sound;
An ocean of infinities,
Where all our thoughts are drowned.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #32

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: Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue
Author: Isaac Watts

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #15

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #15

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #15

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #15

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #15

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #105

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The Baptist Praise Book #178

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #109

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #266

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #32

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