Ah, how shall fallen man

Ah, how shall fallen man

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 145 hymnals

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1 Ah, how shall fallen man
Be just before his God!
If He contend in righteousness,
We sink beneath His rod.

2 If He our ways should mark,
With strict inquiring eyes,
Could we for one of thousand faults
A just excuse devise?

3 All-seeing, powerful God!
Who can with Thee contend?
Or who that tries the unequal strife,
Shall prosper in the end?

4 The mountains in Thy wrath,
Their ancient seats forsake:
The trembling earth deserts her place,
Her rooted pillars shake.

5 Ah, how shall guilty man
Contend with such a God?
None, none can meet Him, and escape,
But through the Saviour's blood.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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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DONCASTER (Wesley)


AYLESBURY (Chetham)

Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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ST. BRIDE

Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #63TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #80Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #242Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #71(H13)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #71(H13)Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #285Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d1
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #278Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #249aPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d8
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #324Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #324Page Scan
Christian Mission Hymns #d1
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #116Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d9
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #851Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #CCVPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #253Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #253Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #253Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H52Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #52Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d5
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #784Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #301Page Scan
Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #100Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #245Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #245Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #382Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #360Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d13
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #CP428bPage Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #310Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #310Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #324Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #382Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #382Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #405Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d3
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #312Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d5
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d18
Hymns of Grace and Truth #280Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d9
Hymns of the Advent #5Page Scan
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #5Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #13Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #344Page Scan
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d2
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #52Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d9
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #207fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #207fPage Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #21Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1295Page Scan
Our Service of Song #d4
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #229Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d6
Parish Psalmody #d6
Plymouth Collection #d2
Prison Hymn Book #d8
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d3
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d3
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d7
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d11
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H218Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #56Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #253Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d5
Select Hymns #d5
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #219Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H13Page Scan
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d8
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #149Page Scan
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #153Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #253Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #659Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d6
Songs for the New Life #d8
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #428
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #438Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #438Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #438Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #438Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #438Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #11Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #239Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d3
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #344Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d6
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d4
The Army and Navy Prayer Book #d2
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #350Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #317Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #179.317Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #317Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #50Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #223Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d11
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #312Page Scan



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