Raise thee, my soul, fly up, and run

Raise thee, my soul, fly up, and run

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 31 hymnals

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Raise thee, my soul, fly up, and run
Through every heav'nly street,
And say, there's naught below the sun
That's worthy of thy feet.

[Thus will we mount on sacred wings,
And tread the courts above;
Nor earth, nor all her mightiest things,
Shall tempt our meanest love.]

There on a high majestic throne
Th' Almighty Father reigns,
And sheds his glorious goodness down
On all the blissful plains.

Bright like a sun the Savior sits,
And spreads eternal noon;
No evenings there, nor gloomy nights,
To want the feeble moon.

Amidst those ever-shining skies,
Behold the sacred Dove!
While banished sin and sorrow flies
From all the realms of love.

The glorious tenants of the place
Stand bending round the throne;
And saints and seraphs sing and praise
The infinite Three One.

[But O! what beams of heav'nly grace
Transport them all the while
Ten thousand smiles from Jesus' face,
And love in every smile!]

Jesus! and when shall that dear day,
That joyful hour, appear,
When I shall leave this house of clay,
To dwell amongst them there?

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, 1806

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: Raise thee, my soul, fly up, and run
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Raise thee, my soul, fly up and run. I. Watts. [Heavenly Joys.] Appeared in his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707 (ed. 1709, Bk. ii., No. 33), in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed ”The blessed Society in Heaven." It is in common use in its full, and also in an abridged form. In some American collections, including The Baptist Praise Book, N. Y., 1871, it begins "Arise, my soul, fly up and run," and st. ii. and vi. are also omitted.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage 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 #188cPage 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.33Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #276Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #691Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #691Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #691Page Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d132
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d310
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.XXXIIIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #55Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #55Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d671
Parish Psalmody #d684
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H102Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d690
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d673
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.33Text
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... #503Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #691Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d494
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #691Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #336Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d346
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d466
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.) #1294Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #537Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1079Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #690Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XXXIIITextPage 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.) #B33Page Scan
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.) #442Page Scan



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