The Lord, how fearful is his name

The Lord, how fearful is his name

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: PHUVAH
Published in 50 hymnals

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1 The Lord! how fearful is his name!
How wide is his command!
nature, with all her moving frame,
Rests on his mighty hand.

2 Immortal glory forms his throne,
And light his awful robe;
Whilst, with a smile, or with a frown,
He manages the globe.

3 A word of his almighty breath
Can swell or sink the seas;
Build the vast empires of the earth,
Or break them, as he please.

4 Adoring angels round him fall,
In all their shining forms,
His Sovereign eye looks through them all,
And pities mortal worms.

5 His bowels to our worthless race
In sweet compassion move;
He clothes his looks with softest grace,
And takes his title, Love.

6 Now let the Lord for ever reign,
And sway us as he will,
Sick, or in health, in ease, or pain
We are his favorites still.

7 No more shall peevish passion rise,
The tongue no more complain;
'Tis Sovereign Love that lends our joys,
And love resumes again.

A New Selection of Hymns, 1812

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: The Lord, how fearful is his name
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 #16Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #72Page 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.) #72Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #72TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d306
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #45TextPage Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #382Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #250Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #250Page 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 #139aPage Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #77Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #77Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #66Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d749
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #66TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #66Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #66Page Scan
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Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #15Page Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d139
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #159Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H267Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d764
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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #414Page Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1041
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #231Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #231Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #231Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #231Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #231Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #144Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d397
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d192
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #159Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #185Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #96Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #9Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #10Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #124Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d270
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d225
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d177
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d176
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #51TextPage Scan



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