Supreme in wisdom as in power

Representative Text

1 Supreme in wisdom as in power
The Rock of Ages stands;
Though canst not search His mind, nor trace
The working of His hands.

2 He gives the conquest to the weak,
Supports the fainting heart;
And courage in the evil hour
His heavenly aids impart.

3 Mere human energy shall faint,
And youthful vigor cease;
But those who wait upon the Lord
In strength shall still increase.

4 They, with unwearied step, shall tread
The path of life divine:
With growing ardour onward move,
With growing brightness shine.

5 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar
On wings of faith and love;
Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
They rise to heaven above.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Supreme in wisdom as in power
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish "Translations and Paraphrases," 1781 (alt)
Language: English

Tune

AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #93

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Christian Science Hymnal #321

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61a

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61b

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61c

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61

Church and University Hymns #d179

Harmony in Praise #d197

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #475

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #475b

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d684

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d109

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d284

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #475

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Hymns for Public Worship #196

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #275

Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d369

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #822

The Book of Worship #d470

The Christian Psalter #d495

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #475a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #475b

The Church-Book #d400

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #518

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The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #535

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #475a

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #475b

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #267

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #608

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #572

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d968

The Saints' Harp #d783

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #109

The University Hymn Book #d213

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