Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground

Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground,
Stretch all thy thoughts abroad,
And rouse up every tuneful sound
To praise th' eternal God.

Long ere the lofty skies were spread,
Jehovah filled his throne;
Or Adam formed, or angels made,
The Maker lived alone.

His boundless years can ne'er decrease,
But still maintain their prime;
Eternity's his dwelling-place,
And ever is his time.

While like a tide our minutes flow,
The present and the past,
He fills his own immortal now,
And sees our ages waste.

The sea and sky must perish too,
And vast destruction come;
The creatures-look! how old they grow,
And wait their fiery doom!

Well, let the sea shrink all away,
And flame melt down the skies,
My God shall live an endless day,
When th' old creation dies.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.17

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: Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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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 #3Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XVText
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #106Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d408
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) #742Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #386Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.VIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.VIPage Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #106Page 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 #106Page 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.17Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #17Page Scan
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.XVIIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d363
Hymns for Christian Melody #8Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d171
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d170
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d264
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d683
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d702
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.17Text
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #18Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #14Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d243
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #85Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #325Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d305
The Baptist Harmony #d314
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d476
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.) #24Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d529
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d213
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d532
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #167Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d816
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #521Page Scan
The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church: together with hymns and spiritual songs, for the use of its members #66Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d454
The Harp #6Page Scan
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 #106Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #105Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #5Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d184
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XVIITextPage 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.) #B17Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.136Page Scan



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