Let the whole race of creatures lie

Let the whole race of creatures lie

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Let the whole race of creatures lie
Abased before the Lord!
Whate'er His powerful hand has form'd
He governs with a word.

2 Ten thousand ages ere the skies
Were into motion brought,
All the long years and worlds to come
Stood present to His thought.

3 There's not a sparrow or a worm
O'erlook'd in His decrees;
He raises monarchs to a throne,
Or sinks with equal ease.

4 If light attend the course I go,
'Tis He provides the rays;
And 'tis His hand that hides the sun,
If darkness cloud my days.

5 Trusting His wisdom and His love,
I would not wish to know
What in the book of His decrees
Awaits me here below.

6 Be this alone my fervent prayer,
Whate'er my lot shall be,
Or joys, or sorrows, may they form
My soul for heaven and Thee!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #71

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: Let the whole race of creatures lie
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #71Page 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.) #71Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #71TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #26TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LXXVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #105Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #105Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #240Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #240Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #132Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #99Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d191
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #99Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #99Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H52Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d176
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #132Page Scan
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 #132Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d140
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 #133bPage Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #71TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #162Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d290
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #339Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d157
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XLVIIITextPage 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.) #XLVIIITextPage 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.) #XLVIIITextPage 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.XLVIIITextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XCIXPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #145Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #145Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #141Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d111
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d111
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #65Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d424
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #65TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d77
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #65Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #65Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #65Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #65Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d398
Parish Psalmody #d410
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #158Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H151Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d448
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d434
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.99Text
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... #80Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d254
Sacred Poetry #320Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #34Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #89Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #157Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d292
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #603Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d315
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #85Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #85Page Scan
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 #132Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d141
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #161Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #19Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d115
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XCIXTextPage Scan
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.) #B99Page Scan
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #3Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d271



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