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The Lord, Descending From Above

The Lord, descending from above, Invites his children near

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 49 hymnals

Representative Text

The Lord, descending from above,
Invites his children near,
While power, and truth, and boundless love,
Display their glories here.

Here in thy gospel's wondrous flame
Fresh wisdom we pursue;
A thousand angels learn thy name,
Beyond whate'er they knew.

Thy name is writ in fairest lines,
Thy wonders here we trace;
Wisdom through all the myst'ry shines,
And shines in Jesus' face.

The law its best obedience owes
To our incarnate God;
And thy revenging justice shows
Its honors in his blood.

But still the lustre of thy grace
Our warmer thoughts employs,
Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays,
And more exalts our joys.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.126

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: The Lord, descending from above, Invites his children near
Title: The Lord, Descending From Above
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #164

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d299

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #35

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #8

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #VIII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #8

Chapel Hymns #d521

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Church Psalmist #80

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Church Psalmist #80

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Church Psalmist #80

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Church Psalmody #215

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LI

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LI

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.LI

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.CXXVI

Hymns Selected #d191

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d190

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #135

Parish Psalmody #d766

Parish Psalmody #d780

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.126

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H237

Sacred Melodies #d244

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Seamen's Hymns #80

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d574

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #31

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Social Psalmist #80

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d525

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The Baptist Hymn Book #129

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #125

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #XXIV

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The Columbian Repository #630

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d269

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #35

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #122

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d206

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The Psalms of David #II.CXXVI

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B126

The Southern Psalmist #d788

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d828

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #297

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