There is beyond the sky

There is beyond the sky

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

There is beyond the sky
A heaven of joy and love;
And holy children, when they die,
Go to that world above.

There is a dreadful hell,
And everlasting pains:
There sinners must with devils dwell
In darkness, fire, and chains.

Can such a wretch as I
Escape this cursed end?
And may I hope, whene’er I die,
I shall to heaven ascend?

Then will I read and pray,
While I have life and breath,
Lest I should be cut off to–day,
And sent t’ eternal death.

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

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 beyond the sky
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



Instances (1 - 44 of 44)

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d278

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d244

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d285

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Divine and Moral Songs #HXI

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Divine Songs for Children #XI

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Divine Songs #11

Family Hymns #d240

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #224

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d125

Hymns for Schools and Families #d480

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A47

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d210

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #511

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #8

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #511

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S8

Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d166

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d433

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Juvenile Songs #22

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Manual of Devotion #132

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d257

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d206

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #S3

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Songs, Divine and Moral #72

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #153

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #283

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d393

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d352

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d347

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The Child's Hymn Book #156

The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d39

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d120

The New Village Harmony #d115

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book #d263

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #64a

The School Psalter #d286

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d34

Union Hymns. Rev. #d387

Union Hymns. Rev. #d400

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #11

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