Through every age, eternal God

Through every age, eternal God

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: AMANDA
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Through every age, eternal God,
Thou art our rest, our safe abode;
High was thy throne ere heav'n was made,
Or earth thy humble footstool laid.

Long hadst thou reigned ere time began,
Or dust was fashioned to a man;
And long thy kingdom shall endure
When earth and time shall be no more.

But man, weak man, is born to die,
Made up of guilt and vanity;
Thy dreadful sentence, Lord, was just,
"Return, ye sinners, to your dust."

[A thousand of our years amount
Scarce to a day in thine account;
Like yesterday's departed light,
Or the last watch of ending night.

Death, like an overflowing stream,
Sweeps us away; our life's a dream,
An empty tale, a morning flower,
Cut down and withered in an hour.]

[Our age to seventy years is set;
How short the time! how frail the state!
And if to eighty we arrive,
We rather sigh and groan than live.

But O how oft thy wrath appears,
And cuts off our expected years!
Thy wrath awakes our humble dread;
We fear the power that strikes us dead.]

Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man;
And kindly lengthen out our span,
Till a wise care of piety
Fit us to die, and dwell with thee.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #648

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: Through every age, eternal God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d769
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #588Image
A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d159
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #B.IIIText
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #444Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #543Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #455Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #455Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d325
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #217Image
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d323
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #217Image
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d329
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #217Image
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d99
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d129
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #213Image
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d295
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #5Image
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d302
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #943Image
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d918
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #69Image
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #69Image
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.) #WP90aImage
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d933
Church Choral-Book, Containing Tunes and Hymns . . . #4Image
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1052
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #111Image
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #911Image
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P90aImage
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P90aImage
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P90aImage
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P90aImage
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P90.1Image
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #68Image
Die kleine Perlen-Samlung : oder Auswahl Geistreicher Lieder, Mehrstenthiels, von manuscripten genommen, zum Dienst, Gebrauch und Auferbauung... (1. Aufl.) #A9Image
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #XCaImage
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d331
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #789Image
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #568Image
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #493Image
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d780
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d382
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d293
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P25Image
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P25Image
Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d225
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #898Image
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #898Image
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #319Image
Laudent Omnes #d189
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P90aImage
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d1008
Parish Psalmody #d826
Parish Psalmody #d840
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #117Image
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P90aImage
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P90.1Image
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d815
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P90aImage
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d845
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #154Image
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P90.1Image
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1010
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P90aImage
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.190Text
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #90aImage
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d293
Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils: and proper for all singing-schools #XIVTextImage
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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1136
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1185Image
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1185Image
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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1139Image
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #19Image
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d903
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctirnes and usages of the church (6th ed.) #493Image
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #16bImage
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #24Image
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d501
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #117Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #322.921Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #921Image
The Baptist Hymn Book #921Image
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.) #1220Image
The Baptist Praise Book #161Image
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1177Image
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #482Image
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #667Image
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d643
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #688Image
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #47bImage
The Christian Hymn Book #d637
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d639
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P90bImage
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P90aImage
The Christian Psalter #d572
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d914
The College Hymn and Tune Book #d118
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #204Image
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #12Image
The Cyber Hymnal #6523TextAudioScore
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d749
The Good Old Songs #d557
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d324
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d664
The Manual of the Sacred Choir: a Selection of Tunes and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #d51
The Millennial Harp #d223
The Millennial Harp #d458
The Modern Psalmist #d321
The Musical Olio: containing I. a concise introduction to the art of singing by note. II. a variety of psalms, tunes, hymns, and set pieces, selected principally from European authors... #22aImage
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #275Image
The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d271
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1073Image
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1073Image
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #648TextImage
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P90aImage
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P90aImage
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P90.IImage
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.) #90aImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #158TextImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XCaImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P90aTextImage
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #315Image
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book, for the Service of Song in the House of the Lord #337aImage
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1090
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #556Image
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d904
The Southern Psalmist #d848
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d892
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #197Image
Universalist Hymn Book #d557
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #117Image