Lo I behold the scattering shades

Lo I behold the scattering shades

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Lo! I behold the scattering shades,
The dawn of heaven appears;
The sweet immortal morning spreads
It blushes round the spheres.

2 I see the Lord of glory come,
And flaming guards around;
The skies divide to make him room,
The trumpet shakes the ground.

3 I hear the voice,"Ye dead arise!"
And lo, the graces obey;
And waking saints with joyful eyes
Salute the expected day.

4 They leave the dust, and on the wing
Rise to the midway air,
In shining garments meet their king,
And low adore him there.

5 O may our humble spirits stand,
Among them clothed in white!
The meanest place at his right hand
Is infinite delight.

6 How will our joy and wonder rise,
When our returning King
Shall bear us homeward through the skies,
On love's triumphant wing!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Lo I behold the scattering shades
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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