To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word

To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 28 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: To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word
Author: Isaac Watts

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To God the only wise, Who keeps us by His word. [Doxology.] This doxology, which is in somewhat extensive use in America, is usually ascribed to I. Watts. One stanza only —the second, "Hosannah to the Word"—is from his works, and this is altered from his C. M. doxology in Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707. Stanzas i. and iii. we have not traced. The latter is 2 Cor. xiii. 14 turned into metre.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #121

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d940

Gospel Hymns #d584

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1177

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Hymns of the Advent #367

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Laudes Domini #89

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Laudes Domini #126

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Laudes Domini #188

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #367

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #367

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #360

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1156

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b158

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Songs for the Sanctuary #158

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Songs for the Sanctuary #158

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Songs for the Sanctuary #158

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #158

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #158

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #121

The Christian Hymnist #d562

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d189

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The Praise Hymnary #107

The Saints' Harp #d935

The Saints' Hymnal #d305

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #268

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The Standard Church Hymnal #687

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