Up to the fields where angels lie

Up to the fields where angels lie

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 81 hymnals

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[Up to the fields where angels lie,
And living waters gently roll,
Fain would my thoughts leap out and fly,
But sin hangs heavy on my soul.

Thy wondrous blood, dear dying Christ,
Can make this load of guilt remove;
And thou canst bear me where thou fliest,
On thy kind wings, celestial Dove!]

O might I once mount up and see
The glories of th' eternal skies!
What little things these worlds would be!
How despicable to my eyes!

Had I a glance of thee, my God,
Kingdoms and men would vanish soon;
Vanish as though I saw them not,
As a dim candle dies at noon.

Then they might fight, and rage, and rave,
I should perceive the noise no more
Than we can hear a shaking leaf,
While rattling thunders round us roar.

Great All in All, Eternal King
Let me but view thy lovely face,
And all my powers shall bow, and sing
Thine endless grandeur and thy grace.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.41

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: Up to the fields where angels lie
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #537

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #399

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #399

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d341

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d220

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d401

A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d313

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d331

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1103

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H388

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #388

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d281

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d110

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #206

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #346

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Hymns of the Church Militant #50b

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d326

Parish Psalmody #d870

Parish Psalmody #d886

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #482

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d889

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1069

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d859

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.41

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #421

Sacred Lyrics #d162

Songs for the New Life #d683

Templi Carmina #d271

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d579

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The Baptist Praise Book #137

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #668

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d387

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d379

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d238

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d373

The Christian Psalter #d604

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The Gospel Psalmist #430

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #288

The Modern Psalmist #d350

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #78

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #618

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #580

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #348

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XLI

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1137

The South Western Psalmist #d415

The Tabernacle #d348

The Victory #d416

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d450

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