My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?

My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 185 hymnals

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1 My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?
Awake, my sluggish soul!
Nothing has half thy work to do
Yet nothing's half so dull.

2 We, for whose sake all nature stands,
And stars their courses move;
We, for whose guard the angel bands
Come flying from above;

3 We, for whom God the Son came down
And labored for our good,
How careless to secure that crown
He purchased with His blood.

4 Lord, shall we lie so sluggish still,
And never act our parts?
Come, holy Dove, from th'heavenly hill,
Renew and warm our hearts.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #199

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: My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for the use of the pious #CXVIIIPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d168
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #323Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d83
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d375
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d59
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d142
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d549
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d552
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d552
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #569Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d233
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d392
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #45Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d226
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d332
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #229Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #82Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #45Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d210
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #361Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #501Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d218
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 #361Page 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.) #361Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #362Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #273Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d321
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #876Page Scan
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #XXXVIIITextPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #XXXVIIIPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #38Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #XXXVIIIPage Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d294
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d189
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #134Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d157
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #112Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #112Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d199
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #133Page Scan
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 #162aPage Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #429TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #199TextPage Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d166
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #276Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #276Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.II.25Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d585
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #182Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d663
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #370Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #370Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #370Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H347Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #347Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #596Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d452
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S3cPage Scan
Family and Social Melodies #d218
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #204Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #470Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d337
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #470Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #465Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #465Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #547Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #547Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d240
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.XXVPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #52Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #52Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d117
Hymns for Christian Melody #372Page Scan
Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions: Selected from Watts' Psalms and Hymns and Rippon's Supplement #d90
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d92
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #253Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #371Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #371Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d311
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #853Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #144Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #153Page Scan
Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #113Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d211
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #410Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d484
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #410TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #410Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #410Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #410Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #410Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #347Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d632
Methodist Social Hymn Book #230Page Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d88
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #69ePage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #69ePage Scan



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