Jesus is gone above the skies

Jesus is gone above the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SESSIONS
Published in 139 hymnals

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1 Jesus is gone above the skies,
Where our weak senses reach him not;
And carnal objects court our eyes,
To thrust our Savior from our thought.

2 He knows what wand'ring hearts we have,
Apt to forget his lovely face;
And, to refresh our minds, he gave
These kind memorials of his grace.

3 The Lord of life his table spread
With his own flesh and dying blood;
We on the rich provision feed,
And taste the wine and bless the God.

4 Let sinful sweets be all forgot,
And earth grow less in our esteem;
Christ and his love fill ev'ry thought,
And faith and hope be fix'd on him.

5 While he is absent from our sight,
'Tis to prepare our souls a place;
That we may dwell in heav'nly light,
And live for ever near his face.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #224

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: Jesus is gone above the skies
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d393
A Book of Worship for the Use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... of the Church of the Redeemer, Richmond, Virginia #d81
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #392Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #392Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #392TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #224TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d88
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #518Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #362Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #453Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #453Page Scan
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d160
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d253
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #389Page Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HXIITextPage Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #68Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #302Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #310Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #310Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #302Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #847Page Scan
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XIIText
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XIIText
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 #38cPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d431
Chapel Hymns #d282
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #631Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.III.6Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d471
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #598Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #700Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #476Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #476Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #476Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #358Page Scan
Congregational Church Music; with 150 Psalms and Hymns from the Collection of the General Association of Connecticut #d58
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #277Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #LVIITextPage Scan
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.) #LVIITextPage Scan
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.) #LVIITextPage Scan
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 (Corr. and enl.) #H.LVIITextPage Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #197Page Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #191Page Scan
General Baptist Hymn Book #d263
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #479Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #77Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d49
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #III.VIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d235
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d94
Hymns for Christian Melody #631Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #215Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #392Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d109
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #522Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d253
Hymns of the Church Universal #188Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d100
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d100
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #517Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d390
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #517TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #517Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #517Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #517Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #517Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #524Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #985Page Scan
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #140dPage Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #503Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d362
Parish Psalmody #d373
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d211
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d88
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H192Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d397
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d406
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1054Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d424
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d389
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.6Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #464Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H543Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #135Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S131Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B135Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d233
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d232
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CXXXIVPage Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d232
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #422Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #476Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d321



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