There is a God that reigns above

There is a God that reigns above

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 64 hymnals

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There is a God that reigns above,
Lord of the heavens, and earth, and seas:
I fear his wrath, I ask his love,
And with my lips I sing his praise.

There is a law which he has writ,
To teach us all what we must do:
My soul, to his commands submit,
For they are holy, just, and true.

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There is a Gospel of rich grace,
Whence sinners all their comforts draw:
Lord, I repent, and seek thy face,
For I have often broke thy law.

There is an hour when I must die,
Nor do I know how soon ‘twill come:
A thousand children, young as I,
Are call’d by death to hear their doom.

Let me improve the hours I have,
Before the day of grace is fled:
There’s no repentance in the grave,
No pardon offer’d to the dead.

Just as a tree cut down, that fell
To north or southward, there it lies,
So man departs to heaven or hell,
Fix’d in the state wherein he dies.



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HX

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: There is a God that reigns above
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d218
A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d91
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #195Page Scan
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) #675Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d273
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #233Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d373
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #243Page Scan
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #179Page 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 #88bPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d899
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d132
Die neue Harmonie ... versehen mit Deutschen und Englische texte. 2nd ed. (The New Harmony) #d100
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXTextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XTextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #10Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #14Page Scan
Family Hymns #d238
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d257
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #223Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #2Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d473
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #339Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #467Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #197Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d507
Hymns of Zion #d204
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d164
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d219
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d206
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d163
One Hundred Progressive Hymns #28Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d791
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d823
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d255
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d483
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #1Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #60Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d157
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #126Page Scan
Sunday-School Hymns #51Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #5Page Scan
The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #295Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d389
The Child's Hymn Book #157Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d970
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #19Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #XIXTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #XIXTextPage Scan
The Sabbath School Choir #d56
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d279
The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings: a collection of easy songs and tunes #164bPage Scan
The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #262Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d814
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d856
The Temple Harp #d328
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #21aPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d382
Union Hymns. Rev. #d395
Village Hymns #d556
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #1Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #1Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #1Page Scan
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #10Page Scan



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