Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high

Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high;
Behold the King of glory nigh!
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Saviour's he.

2 Ye heav'nly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour, way.
Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
To Conq'ror comes, with God to dwell.

3 Rais'd from the dead, he goes before,
He opens heav'n's eternal door,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #151

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #86Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #166Page 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.) #166Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #166TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #249Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #249Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #249Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d751
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P24bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P24bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P24bPage Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d235
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #184Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #152bPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #151Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d648
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #151TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #151Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #151Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #151Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #151Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d791
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P24.3Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P24bPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d458
The Church Hymn Book #d450
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #249Page Scan



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