To heav'n I lift my waiting eyes

To heav'n I lift my waiting eyes

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 96 hymnals

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1 To heav'n I lift my waiting eyes,
There all my hopes are laid:
The Lord that built the earth and skies
Is my perpetual aid.

2 Their steadfast feet shall never fall,
Whom he designs to keep;
His ear attends the softest call;
His eyes can never sleep.

3 He will sustain our weakest pow'rs
With his almighty arm,
And watch our most unguarded hours
Against surprising harm.

4 Isra'l rejoice, and rest secure,
Thy keeper is the Lord;
His wakeful eyes employ his pow'r
For thine eternal guard.

5 Nor scorching sun, nor sickly moon,
Shall have his leave to smite;
He shields thy head from burning noon,
From blasting damps at night.

6 He guards thy soul, he keeps thy breath,
Where thickest dangers come:
Go and return, secure from death,
Till God commands thee home.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXXI

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 heav'n I lift my waiting eyes
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

ST. MATTHEW (Croft)

ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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LOBT GOTT IHR CHRISTEN


BARROW (Mason)


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Instances

Instances (1 - 96 of 96)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #68Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #147Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #147Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors: comprising I. forms of prayer, public and private, II. a compend of Bible truth, III. The Assembly's shorter catechism, IV. A selection of psalms and... #94Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d497
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d312
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d320
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #92aPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #483Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #483Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #169Page Scan
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXXITextPage Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1081
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #88Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P121bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P121bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P121bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P121.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P121bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #129Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d754
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1177
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #238TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #238TextPage Scan
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 (3rd ed.) #224TextPage Scan
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.) #CXXIbTextPage Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #44Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #44Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #71Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #71Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #786Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #409Page Scan
Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d58
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P121bPage Scan
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... #d1036
Our Favorite Hymnal #d336
Parish Psalmody #d850
Parish Psalmody #d865
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #692Page Scan
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d381
Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d345
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P121bPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d872
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #207Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.284Text
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... #P121.2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P121.2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P121bPage Scan
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 #121bPage Scan
Schools Lyrics #d237
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #100cPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #159Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d670
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #99Page Scan
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 #123Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #692Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #204Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #75Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d822
The Christian Hymnal: a selection of psalms and hymns with music, for use in public worship #74Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants. 3rd ed. #d299
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d344
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 #P121bPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d590
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #301Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #67Page Scan
The Harp #86Page Scan
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #345Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d338
The National Psalmist #d213
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d661
The Presbyterian Hymnal #420Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #420Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #168Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #168Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXIbTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P121bTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #232bTextPage Scan
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.) #121bPage Scan
The Psaltery #d290
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d269
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #5Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #338aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1117
The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book: selected from the Sabbath hymn and tune book #51Page Scan
The School Hymnary #d209
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d929
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d191
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d190
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #459Page Scan
The Temple Harp #d354
The Thanksgiving #d254
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d492
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #23aPage Scan
Urania: or a choice collection of psalm-tunes, anthems, and hymns, from the most approv'd authors, with some entirely new; in two, three, and four parts... #170TextAudioPage Scan
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d278



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