There is a God that reigns above

There is a God that reigns above

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 64 hymnals

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There is a God that reigns above,
Lord of the heavens, and earth, and seas:
I fear his wrath, I ask his love,
And with my lips I sing his praise.

There is a law which he has writ,
To teach us all what we must do:
My soul, to his commands submit,
For they are holy, just, and true.

There is a Gospel of rich grace,
Whence sinners all their comforts draw:
Lord, I repent, and seek thy face,
For I have often broke thy law.

There is an hour when I must die,
Nor do I know how soon ‘twill come:
A thousand children, young as I,
Are call’d by death to hear their doom.

Let me improve the hours I have,
Before the day of grace is fled:
There’s no repentance in the grave,
No pardon offer’d to the dead.

Just as a tree cut down, that fell
To north or southward, there it lies,
So man departs to heaven or hell,
Fix’d in the state wherein he dies.

Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HX

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: There is a God that reigns above
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d218

A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d91

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #195

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d273

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #233

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d373

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d899

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d132

Die neue Harmonie ... versehen mit Deutschen und Englische texte. 2nd ed. (The New Harmony) #d100

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Divine Songs for Children #X

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Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #10

Family Hymns #d238

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d257

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Hymns for Christian Melody #2

Hymns for Schools and Families #d473

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #339

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #197

Hymns of Zion #d204

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d219

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d206

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d163

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #28

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d791

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d823

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d255

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d483

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Songs, Divine and Moral #60

Sunday School Hymn Book #d157

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #126

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Sunday-School Hymns #51

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #5

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #295

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d389

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The Child's Hymn Book #157

The Church Hymn Book #d970

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #XIX

The Sabbath School Choir #d56

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d279

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings: a collection of easy songs and tunes #164b

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #262

The Southern Psalmist #d814

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d856

The Temple Harp #d328

Union Hymns. Rev. #d382

Union Hymns. Rev. #d395

Village Hymns #d556

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #10

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