Let mortal tongues attempt to sing
The wars of heav'n, when Michael stood
Chief general of th' Eternal King,
And fought the battles of our God.
Against the dragon and his host
The armies of the Lord prevail:
In vain they rage, in vain they boast,
Their courage sinks, their weapons fail.
Down to the earth was Satan thrown,
Down to the earth his legions fell;
Then was the trump of triumph blown,
And shook the dreadful deeps of hell.
Now is the hour of darkness past,
Christ has assum'd his reigning power;
Behold the great accuser cast
Down from the skies to rise no more.
'Twas by thy blood, immortal Lamb,
Thine armies trod the tempter down;
'Twas by thy word and powerful name
They gain'd the battle and renown.
Rejoice, ye heav'ns; let every star
Shine with new glories round the sky;
Saints, while ye sing the heav'nly war,
Raise your Deliv'rer's name on high.
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HXLIV||Let mortal Tongues attempt to sing||Revelation 12:7||1760|
|Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XLIV||Let mortal Tongues attempt to sing||Revelation 12:7||1765|
|Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XLIV||Let mortal Tongues attempt to sing||Revelation 12:7||1760|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.LVIII||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.58||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Hymn 58||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Revelation 12:7||1806|
|Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d253||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1817|
|Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d252||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1812|
|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.CXLVI||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1795|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #410||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #504||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Revelation 12:7; Psalm 25:1-11||1835||Desertion | and distress of soul; Backsliding soul | in distress and desertion; Direction | and pardon; Distress | of soul, or backsliding and desertion; Instruction | from God; Pardon | and direction; Temptations | escapes from them; Waiting | for pardon and direction|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LVIII||Let mortal Tongues attempt to sing||Revelation 12:7||1766||Devil vanquished | ; Michael's War with the Dragon | ; Worship condescended to by God ||
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #A58||Let mortal tongues attempt to sing||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|