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The starry heavens thy rule obey

The starry heavens thy rule obey

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 14 hymnals

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: The starry heavens thy rule obey
Author: Isaac Watts

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #192Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #192Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #192Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #313Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #586Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d129
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P119.8Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d478
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #121Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #31Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #47Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d852
The Harp #231Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #192Page Scan



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