Let heav’n arise, let earth appear,
said the Almighty Lord:
The heav’n arose, the earth appeared,
at his creating word.
Thick darkness brooded o’er the deep:
God said, ‘Let there be light:’
The light shone forth with smiling ray,
and scattered ancient night.
He bade the clouds ascend on high;
the clouds ascend, and bear
A wat’ry treasure to the sky,
and float upon the air.
The liquid element below
was gathered by his hand;
The rolling seas together flow,
and leave the solid land.
With herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees,
the new-formed globe he crowned,
Ere there was rain to bless the soil,
or sun to warm the ground.
Then high in heav’n’s resplendent arch
he placed two orbs of light,
He set the sun to rule the day,
the moon to rule the night.
Next, from the deep, th’ Almighty King
did vital beings frame;
Fowls of the air of every wing,
and fish of every name.
To all the various brutal tribes
he gave their wondrous birth;
At once the lion and the worm
sprung from the teeming earth.
Then, chief o’er all his works below,
at last was Adam made;
His Maker’s image blessed his soul,
and glory crowned his head.
Fair in th’ Almighty Maker’s eye
the whole creation stood.
He viewed the fabric he had raised;
his word pronounced it good.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
|Instances (17)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #235||Let heaven arise, let earth appear!||Watts||1820|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #235||'Let heaven arise, let earth appear!'||Watts||1845|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #66||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Watts||1846|
|A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #66||Let heav'n arise, let earth appear||Watts||1818|
|A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #66||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1812|
|Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d389||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1900|
|Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d231||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1817|
|Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #321||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||1872|
|Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #4||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||126.96.36.199||Genesis 1||1845|
|Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d93||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1826|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R1||Let heav'n arise, let earth appear||Genesis 1: Let heav'n arise, let earth appear||188.8.131.52||Genesis 1||English||1800|
|Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d150||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1825|
|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 #H4||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||1865|
|The Christian Psalter #d287||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1841|
|The Harp #75||Let heaven arise, let earth appear!||1856|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H4||Let heaven arise, let earth appear||1855|
|The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #66||Let heav'n arise, let earth appear||Watts||1819|