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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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #313

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d129

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P119.8

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d478

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #31

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d852

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The Harp #231

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