How glorious is our heavenly King

How glorious is our heavenly King

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 68 hymnals

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How glorious is our heavenly King,
Who reigns above the sky!
How shall a child presume to sing
His dreadful majesty?

How great his power is none can tell,
Nor think how large his grace;
Not men below, nor saints that dwell
On high before his face.

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Not angels, that stand round the Lord,
Can search his secret will;
But they perform his heavenly word,
And sing his praises still.

Then let me join this holy train,
And my first offerings bring:
Th’ eternal God will not disdain
To hear an infant sing.

My heart resolves, my tongue obeys;
And angels will rejoice
To hear their mighty Maker’s praise
Sound from a feeble voice.



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HI

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: How glorious is our heavenly King
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 68 of 68)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #372Page Scan
A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #2Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d119
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d106
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #167Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #7
Chapel Hymns #d232
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #355Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #774Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #455Page Scan
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #ITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #1Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S78Page Scan
Family Hymns #d108
Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d48
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 #221Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d46
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d176
Hymns for Schools and Families #d207
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #5Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #468Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d96
Hymns for the Use of Children #IPage Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #225Page Scan
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d89
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d101
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d92
Jewel Selections #d71
Juvenile Psalmody. Second ed. #d18
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d66
New Standard Singer #d96
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d98
One Hundred Progressive Hymns #21Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #529Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H583Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d96
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #60Page Scan
Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils: and proper for all singing-schools #XVIIITextPage Scan
Select Psalms and Hymns for Youth and Suitable for All Singing Schools #d24
Songs for Social and Public Worship #253Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d159
Songs of Praise for Sabbath Schools and Families. New ed. #d23
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #694Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #20Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d65
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #4Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #3Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d149
The Child's Hymn Book #3Page Scan
The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d14
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCCLVPage Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #900Page Scan
The Jewel: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Sabbath school, designed as a supplement to "The Gem" #139Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #321Page Scan
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d54
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #398bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d394
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #[20]Page Scan
The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book: selected from the Sabbath hymn and tune book #154Page Scan
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d110
The Sabbath School Singing Book #d25
The Sacred Lute #d141
The Vestry Hymn Book #d182
The Voice of Praise #d89
Union Hymns. Rev. #d144
Union Hymns. Rev. #d149
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #1Page Scan



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