Almighty God, thy piercing eye

Almighty God, thy piercing eye

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 78 hymnals

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1 Almighty God, thy piercing eye
Strikes through the shades of night,
And our most secret actions lie
All open to thy sight.

2 There's not a sin that we commit,
Nor wicked word we say,
But in thy dreadful book 't is writ
Against the judgment-day.

3 Lord, at thy foot ashamed I lie,
Upward I dare not look:
Pardon my sins before I die,
And blot them from thy book.

4 Remember all the dying pains,
Thou, my Redeemer, felt,
And let thy blood wash out my stains,
And answer for my guilt.

5 Oh, may I now forever fear
To indulge a sinful thought,
Since the great God can see and hear,
And writes down every fault.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #66

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: Almighty God, thy piercing eye
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Almighty God, Thy piercing eye. I. Watts. [Omniscience.] First published in his Divine Songs, 1715, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The All-seeing God," and again in all subsequent editions of the same work. It is given in various collections in Great Britain and America, principally in those for children, and sometimes in an abbreviated form. Original text in the Methodist Sunday School Hymnbook, 1879, No. 298. In one or two American collections it is attributed to Beddome in error.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 78 of 78)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns #383Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #7Page Scan
A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #100Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #59Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d9
Anglican Hymn Book #285
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d21
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HIXTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #IXTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #9Page Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d6
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #15Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #15Page Scan
Hymnal for Primary Classes: a collection of hymns and tunes, recitations and exercises, being a manual for primary Sunday-schools #99Page Scan
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #216Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d5
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d5
Hymns for Church and Home #365Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d17
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #142Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #73Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d10
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #208Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #5Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #208Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of Children #IIIPage Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S5Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #8Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d16
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d13
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #774Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #774Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #774Page Scan
Juvenile Psalmody. Second ed. #d4
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d6
Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d4
New Union Hymns #37Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #531Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1368Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d10
Sacred Melodies #d7
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #121Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #163Page Scan
Soldier's Prayer Book. Hospitals ed. #d4
Songs, Divine and Moral #68Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d6
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #102Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #48aPage Scan
The Amaranth #d6
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #6Page Scan
The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #63Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1368Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d19
The Book of Praise #d10
The Book of Worship #d16
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #355aPage Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book #d13
The Child's Hymn Book #88Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d23
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #269Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #18Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #XVIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #XVIIITextPage Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #64Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book: compiled from various authors and private manuscripts: for the use of maternal associations, and for special occasions of social and private worship #50Page Scan
The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #142bPage Scan
The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d7
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #111Page Scan
The Sabbath School Hosanna #d9
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d10
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d5
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d5
The Union Singing Book #d3
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #118bPage Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #66TextPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d13
Union Hymns. Rev. #d14
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #9Page Scan



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