Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Up to the Lord, that reigns on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 68 hymnals

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Up to the Lord, that reigns on high,
And views the nations from afar,
Let everlasting praises fly,
And tell how large his bounties are.

[He that can shake the worlds he made,
Or with his word, or with his rod,
His goodness, how amazing great!
And what a condescending God!]

[God, that must stoop to view the skies,
And bow to see what angels do,
Down to our earth he casts his eyes,
And bends his footsteps downwards too.]

He overrules all mortal things,
And manages our mean affairs;
On humble souls the King of kings
Bestows his counsels and his cares.

Our sorrows and our tears we pour
Into the bosom of our God;
He hears us in the mournful hour,
And helps us bear the heavy load.

In vain might lofty princes try
Such condescension to perform;
For worms were never raised so high
Above their meanest fellow worm.

O could our thankful hearts devise
A tribute equal to thy grace,
To the third heav'n our songs should rise,
And teach the golden harps thy praise.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #27

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 Lord, that reigns on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 68 of 68)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #6Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #58Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #58Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #58TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #564Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #564Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #3Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #45Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d234
Chapel Hymns #d607
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.) #WH.II.46Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d977
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d560
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #343Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #41Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #41Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #41Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #190Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #37Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d806
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.XLVIPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #5Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d223
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d222
Parish Psalmody #d872
Parish Psalmody #d888
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H112Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d860
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.46Text
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... #3Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H72Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d321
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #105Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #41Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d649
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d308
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #41Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d685
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.) #40Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #68Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d841
The Christian Hymn Book #d659
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d271
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d661
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #166Page Scan
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 #12Page Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #297Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #550Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #94Page Scan
The Gospel Praise Book #d479
The Highway to Heaven #d172
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #47Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d264
The Presbyterian Hymnal #358Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #358Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #132Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #27TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d243
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XLVITextPage 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.) #B46Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #389bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1139
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d946
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d593
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d502
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.) #7Page Scan
The Voice of melody: a choice collection of hymn tunes for choirs, prayer-meetings, congregations, and family use #22bPage Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d451



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