Up to the fields where angels lie

Up to the fields where angels lie

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 81 hymnals

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[Up to the fields where angels lie,
And living waters gently roll,
Fain would my thoughts leap out and fly,
But sin hangs heavy on my soul.

Thy wondrous blood, dear dying Christ,
Can make this load of guilt remove;
And thou canst bear me where thou fliest,
On thy kind wings, celestial Dove!]

O might I once mount up and see
The glories of th' eternal skies!
What little things these worlds would be!
How despicable to my eyes!

Had I a glance of thee, my God,
Kingdoms and men would vanish soon;
Vanish as though I saw them not,
As a dim candle dies at noon.

Then they might fight, and rage, and rave,
I should perceive the noise no more
Than we can hear a shaking leaf,
While rattling thunders round us roar.

Great All in All, Eternal King
Let me but view thy lovely face,
And all my powers shall bow, and sing
Thine endless grandeur and thy grace.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.41

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: Up to the fields where angels lie
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #537Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #399Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #399Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #262Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d341
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 #262Page Scan
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.) #262Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #384Page 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) #408Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d220
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #S.CXXXV
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #S.CXXXVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d401
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d313
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 #82aPage Scan
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d331
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #40Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1103
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H388Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #388Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #234Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d281
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d110
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XLIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d207
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #206Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #346Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Militant #50bPage Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d326
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #388Page 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... #d1058
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #137dPage Scan
Parish Psalmody #d870
Parish Psalmody #d886
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #482Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d889
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1069
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d859
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.41Text
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #421Page Scan
Sacred Lyrics #d162
Songs for the New Life #d683
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. #73Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #215Page Scan
Songs of Zion: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #126Page Scan
Templi Carmina #d271
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #482Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d579
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.) #982Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #137Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #668Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d387
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d379
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H127
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H127Page Scan
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.) #70aPage Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d238
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d373
The Christian Psalter #d604
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #545Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #430Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #35Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #288Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d350
The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music: containing melodies, chorals, anthems and chants, harmonized in four parts; together with the celebrated Christus and Miserere by ZIngarelli #111bPage Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #78Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #618Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #618Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #580Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #348Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XLITextPage 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.) #B41Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #389cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1137
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #209Page Scan
The South Western Psalmist #d415
The Tabernacle #d348
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. #32Page Scan
The Victory #d416
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #451Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d450



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