Supreme in wisdom as in power

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1 Supreme in wisdom as in power
The Rock of Ages stands;
Though canst not search His mind, nor trace
The working of His hands.

2 He gives the conquest to the weak,
Supports the fainting heart;
And courage in the evil hour
His heavenly aids impart.

3 Mere human energy shall faint,
And youthful vigor cease;
But those who wait upon the Lord
In strength shall still increase.

4 They, with unwearied step, shall tread
The path of life divine:
With growing ardour onward move,
With growing brightness shine.

5 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar
On wings of faith and love;
Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
They rise to heaven above.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Supreme in wisdom as in power
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish "Translations and Paraphrases," 1781 (alt)
Language: English

Tune

AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #307Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #307Page Scan
Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #93Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #439Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #S409
Christian Science Hymnal #61Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #320Tune Info
Christian Science Hymnal #321Tune Info
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61aPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61bPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61cPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #61Page Scan
Church and University Hymns #d179
Harmony in Praise #d197
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #475Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #475bPage Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d684
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d109
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d284
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #475Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #475Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #196Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #275Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d369
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #822Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d470
The Christian Psalter #d495
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #475aPage Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #475bPage Scan
The Church-Book #d400
The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #518Page Scan
The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #535TextPage Scan
The Hymnal: published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #518Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #475aPage Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #475bPage Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #267Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #267Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #608Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #608Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #572Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #384dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d968
The Saints' Harp #d783
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #109Page Scan
The University Hymn Book #d213



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