Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 68 hymnals

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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 >

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



Instances (1 - 68 of 68)
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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: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #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: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #41

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d806

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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


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

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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: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #41

Songs for the New Life #d685

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #68

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #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 College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #297

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #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: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #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: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XLVI

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

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d451

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