À l'Éternel, Dieu Tout-puissant

Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1719)

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 >

Adapter: Joëlle Gouel

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Rev.: Roger Barilier

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Text Information

First Line: A l'Eternel, Dieu tout-puissant
Title: À l'Éternel, Dieu Tout-puissant
English Title: From all that dwell below the skies
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1719)
Rev.: Roger Barilier (1993)
Adapter: Joëlle Gouel (1986)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Adapt. du Ps. 24 © Joëlle Gouel, 1986

Tune

LASST UNS ERFREUEN

LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…

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