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Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 68 hymnals

Representative Text

Up to the Lord, that reigns on high,
And views the nations from afar,
Let everlasting praises fly,
And tell how large his bounties are.

[He that can shake the worlds he made,
Or with his word, or with his rod,
His goodness, how amazing great!
And what a condescending God!]

[God, that must stoop to view the skies,
And bow to see what angels do,
Down to our earth he casts his eyes,
And bends his footsteps downwards too.]

He overrules all mortal things,
And manages our mean affairs;
On humble souls the King of kings
Bestows his counsels and his cares.

Our sorrows and our tears we pour
Into the bosom of our God;
He hears us in the mournful hour,
And helps us bear the heavy load.

In vain might lofty princes try
Such condescension to perform;
For worms were never raised so high
Above their meanest fellow worm.

O could our thankful hearts devise
A tribute equal to thy grace,
To the third heav'n our songs should rise,
And teach the golden harps thy praise.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #27

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Up to the Lord, that reigns on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 68 of 68)
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #6

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #58

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #58

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #58

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #564

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #564

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A Selection of Hymns #45

Baptist Harmony #d234

Chapel Hymns #d607

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d977

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d560

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Church Psalmist #41

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Church Psalmist #41

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Church Psalmist #41

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Church Psalmody #190

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d806

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.XLVI

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Hymns for Christian Melody #5

Hymns Selected #d223

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d222

Parish Psalmody #d872

Parish Psalmody #d888

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d860

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.46

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #3

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H72

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d321

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Seamen's Hymns #41

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d649

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Social Psalmist #41

Songs for the New Life #d685

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The Baptist Hymn Book #40

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The Baptist Psalmody #68

The Book of Praise #d841

The Christian Hymn Book #d659

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d271

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d661

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #166

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #12

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The College Hymnal #297

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The Columbian Repository #550

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The Congregational Hymn Book #94

The Gospel Praise Book #d479

The Highway to Heaven #d172

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #47

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #358

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #358

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The Psalmody #132

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #27

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d243

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The Psalms of David #II.XLVI

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B46

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #389b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1139

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d946

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d593

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d502

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #7

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The Voice of melody #22b

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d451

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