O happy soul that lives on high

O happy soul that lives on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 82 hymnals

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1 Oh, happy soul that lives on high,
While men lie grov'ling here,
His hopes are fix'd above the sky,
And faith forbids his fear.

2 His conscience knows no secret stings,
While grace and joy combine
To form a life whose holy springs
Are hidden and divine.

3 He waits in secret on his God;
His God in secret sees:
Let earth be all in arms abroad,
He dwells in heavenly peace.

4 His pleasures rise from things unseen,
Beyond this world and time,
Where neither eyes nor ears have been,
Nor thoughts of mortals climb.

5 He looks to heaven's eternal hill,
To meet that glorious day
When Christ His promise shall fulfil
And call his soul away.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #442

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: O happy soul that lives on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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A Choice Collection of Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, designed for the devotions of Israel, in prayer, conference, and camp-meetings...(2nd ed.) #118Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #316Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #265Page 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.) #265Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #265TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #241TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #299Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #XLVPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #293Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #474Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #219Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #226Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #226Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #219Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #442TextPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d407
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #474Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #296Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #296Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #451Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #584Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #406Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d385
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #429Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #744Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #320Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #406Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #406Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #378Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #287Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #358Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #230Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Militant #341Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #321Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #520Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #369Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d544
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #369TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #369Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #369Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #369Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #369Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d586
Parish Psalmody #d599
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.31.2Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H382Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #204Page Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #394Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #334Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d313
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d303
Templi Carmina #d167
The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #64Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #810Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d237
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d550
The Book of Worship #378TextPage Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #244Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d399
The Church Hymn Book #d393
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #336Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #241Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXLITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXLITextPage Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d177
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #558Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #354TextPage 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.) #D324Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #419Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #333cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d758
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d643
Village Hymns #d382
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #273Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #273Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #273Page Scan



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