Who shall ascend thy heavenly place

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Who shall ascend unto your place,
Great God, and dwell before your face?
Ones who will mind your heavenly way,
and humbly walk with you each day.

Their hands are pure, their hearts are clean,
their lips shall speak the things they mean;
no slanders dwell upon the tongue;
they will not do a neighbor wrong.

They love their enemies, they pray
for those that curse them to their face;
do unto others still the same
as they would hope or wish from them.

Firm to their vows they ever stood,
and always make a promise good.
Yet when their holiest works are done,
they still depend on grace alone.



Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #5

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: Who shall ascend thy heavenly place
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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ANGELUS (Joseph)


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #305

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d601

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #391

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #97

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d351

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1073

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d622

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1173

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1174

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P15.1

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P15a

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #30

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #26

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #30

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #26

General Baptist Hymn Book #d531

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d300

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Hymns for Christian Melody #411

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In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #5

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New Union Hymns #194

Parish Psalmody #d955

Parish Psalmody #d972

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d930

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d931

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d950

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #20

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1139

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.30

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P15.2

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P15a

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P24b

Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d549

Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d547

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #7

Spiritual Melodies #d365

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d430

Templi Carmina #d284

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d476

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d907

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #549

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d397

The Christian Hymn Book #d705

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d290

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d706

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #176

The Christian Lyre #d497

The Church Hymn Book #d648

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #536

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The Cyber Hymnal #7672

The Gospel Hymnal #d709

The Gospel Praise Book #d521

The Modern Psalmist #d373

The National Psalmist #d238

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #146

The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d292

The Praise #d339

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #702

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