Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs

Lord, we adore thy vast designs

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: WARD (Scottish)
Published in 65 hymnals

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Lord, we adore thy vast designs,
Th' obscure abyss of Providence,
Too deep to sound with mortal lines,
Too dark to view with feeble sense.

Now thou array'st thine awful face
In angry frowns, without a smile;
We, through the cloud, believe thy grace,
Secure of thy compassion still.

Through seas and storms of deep distress
We sail by faith, and not by sight;
Faith guides us in the wilderness,
Through all the briers and the night.

Dear Father, if thy lifted rod
Resolve to scourge us here below,
Still we must lean upon our God,
Thine arm shall bear us safely through.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109

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: Lord, we adore thy vast designs
Title: Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #165Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #248Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #248Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from various authors, chiefly designed for public worship (4th ed.) #121bPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #109Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #110Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #110Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #109Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.XIVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.XIVPage Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d94
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #572Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #27Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #173Page 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.CIXPage Scan
Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions: Selected from Watts' Psalms and Hymns and Rippon's Supplement #d87
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #883Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #148Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #430Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #314Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #465Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d145
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #18Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H159Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d498
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d537
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.109Text
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... #81Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d267
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #49Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S39Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #157Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #47.157Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #157Page 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.) #83Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #47Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #109Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #541Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d159
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #182Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #47Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d315
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CCCLXXXIXPage Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #232Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d349
The Gospel Psalmist #944Page Scan
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d332
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #110Page Scan
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #104Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #142Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #142Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #158Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #71Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CIXTextPage 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.) #C20Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d522
The Southern Psalmist #d493
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d516
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.) #33Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d287



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