To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word

To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 26 hymnals

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: To God the only wise, who keeps us by his word
Author: Isaac Watts

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To God the only wise, Who keeps us by His word. [Doxology.] This doxology, which is in somewhat extensive use in America, is usually ascribed to I. Watts. One stanza only —the second, "Hosannah to the Word"—is from his works, and this is altered from his C. M. doxology in Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707. Stanzas i. and iii. we have not traced. The latter is 2 Cor. xiii. 14 turned into metre.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #121Page 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 #232dPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d940
Gospel Hymns #d584
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #D2Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1177
Hymns of the Advent #367Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #89Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #126Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #188Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #367Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #360Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1156
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #158Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #158Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #158Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #158Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #158Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #121Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d562
The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d189
The Praise Hymnary: a collection of sacred song #107Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d935
The Saints' Hymnal #d305
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #268Page Scan
The Standard Church Hymnal #687Page Scan



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