Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise

Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: HAGUE (Holyoke)
Published in 118 hymnals

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1 Stoop down, my thoughts, that us'd to rise,
Converse a while with death;
Think how a gasping mortal lies,
And pants away his breath.

2 His quivering lip hangs feebly down,
His pulses faint and few,
Then, speechless, with a doleful groan
He bids the world adieu.

3 But, O the soul that never dies!
At once it leaves the clay!
Ye thoughts, pursue it where it flies,
And track its wondrous way.

4 Up to the courts where angels dwell,
It mounts triumphing there;
Or devils plunge it down to hell
In infinite despair.

5 And must my body faint and die?
And must this soul remove?
O for some guardian angel nigh,
To bear it safe above!

6 Jesus, to thy dear faithful hand
My naked soul I trust,
And my flesh waits for thy command
To drop into my dust.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #247

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: Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #417

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #615

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d216

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d138

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d327

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d320

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d138

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #204

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d205

Chapel Hymns #d506

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d947

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H604

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #604

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #XXXV

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #297

Family Hymns #d220

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d281

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d336

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #53

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #53

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d388

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d173

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d266

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Hymns for Christian Melody #867

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #501

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d450

Hymns Selected #d186

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d185

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d281

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #247

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #247

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #247

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #247

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #247

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #604

Parish Psalmody #d739

Parish Psalmody #d753

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #337

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d734

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d755

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d863

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d731

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.28

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H471

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #656

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d267

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d295

Revival Hymns #d146

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Seamen's Hymns #647

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d549

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d212

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #647

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d388

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d391

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d139

The Baptist Harmony #d338

The Baptist Harmony #d349

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d501

The Christian Hymn Book #d550

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d552

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #225

The Church Hymn Book #d888

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCXLIV

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The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #532

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1013

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #424

The National Psalmist #d172

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