My God, who makes the sun to know

My God, who makes the sun to know

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 46 hymnals

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My God, who makes the sun to know
His proper hour to rise;
And, to give light to all below,
Doth send him round the skies:

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When from the chambers of the east
His morning race begins,
He never tires, nor stops to rest,
But round the world he shines.

So, like the sun, would I fulfil
The business of the day;
Begin my work betimes, and still
March on my heavenly way.

Give me, O Lord, thy early grace,
Nor let my soul complain
That the young morning of my day
Has all been spent in vain!



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXV

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 God, who makes the sun to know
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 46 of 46)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns #379Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d196
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #168Page Scan
Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir: a complete collection of hymns and music for all Sabbath school occasions #45Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #3Page Scan
Die neue Harmonie ... versehen mit Deutschen und Englische texte. 2nd ed. (The New Harmony) #d72
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXIVTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #25Page Scan
Family Hymns #d160
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #230Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d83
Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #ivPage Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d94
Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d17
Hymns for Church and Home #361Page Scan
Hymns for Good Children #d10
Hymns for Schools and Families #d329
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #508Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #303Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #472Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d149
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d278
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d157
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d148
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d103
New Union Hymns #512Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #139Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #188Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #116Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d100
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #153aPage Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #311Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d263
The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d30
The Christian Psalter #d347
The Millennial Harp #d266
The New England Sabbath School Minstrel: a collection of music and hymns adapted to sabbath schools, families, and social meetings #64Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lute: a selection of hymns and appropriate melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #69Page Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #11Page Scan
The Sabbath School: a complete collection of hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools, families, and social gatherings #15Page Scan
The School Psalter #d176
The Sunday School Melodist #d64
Vestry Songs #d127
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #26Page Scan
Youthful Voices #d147



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