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



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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d278
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #135Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d244
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d285
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #11Page Scan
Family Hymns #d240
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #224Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d125
Hymns for Schools and Families #d480
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #276Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #A47Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d210
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #511Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #8Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #511Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S8Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #422Page Scan
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
Juvenile Songs: religious, moral and sentimental, with brief exercises, adapted to the purposes of primary instruction #22Page Scan
Manual of Devotion: or religious exercises for the morning and evening of each day of the month, for the use of schools and private families #132Page Scan
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
Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry: designed especially for the Sabbath school and concert. With original and selected music #S3Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #72Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #153Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #283Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d393
The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d352
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d347
The Child's Hymn Book #156Page Scan
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: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d263
The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #64aPage Scan
The School Psalter #d286
The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d34
The Young Chorister; a collection of new and beautiful tunes, adapted to the use of Sabbath schools, from some of the most distinguished composers; together with many of the author's own compositions #48aPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d387
Union Hymns. Rev. #d400
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #11Page Scan
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