What is our God, or what his name

What is our God, or what his name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 53 hymnals

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1 What is our God, or what his name,
Nor men can learn, nor angels teach;
He dwells concealed in radiant flame,
Where neither eyes nor thoughts can reach.

2 The spacious worlds of heavenly light,
Compared with him, how short they fall!
They are too dark, and he too bright,
Nothing are they, and God is all.

3 He spoke that wondrous word,and lo!
Creation arose at his command:
Whirlwinds and seas their limits know,
Bound in the hollow of his hand,

4 There rests the earth, there roll the spheres,
There nature leans, and feels her prop:
But his own self-sufficience bears
The weight of his own glories up.

5 The tide of creatures ebbs and flows,
Measuring their changes by the moon:
No ebb his sea of glory knows:
His age is one eternal noon.

6 Then fly, my song, an endless round,
The lofty tune let Michael raise;
All nature dwell upon the sound,
But we can ne'er fulfill the praise.

Select Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Mr. Adgate's Pupils, 1787

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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Author: Isaac Watts
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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d835
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #2TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d346
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... #2Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d310
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #41Page Scan
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 #H.VPage Scan
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) #H.VPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #20Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d581
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #317Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #569Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #20Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d351
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #28aPage Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #16Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #16Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d472
Hymns for Christian Melody #15Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #23Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #16Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d877
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #16TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #16Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #16Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #16Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #16Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #1Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #123Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H504Page Scan
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... #10Page Scan
Select Psalms and Hymns for the use of Mr. Adgate's pupils: and proper for all singing-schools #XVTextPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XXPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #7Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d452
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #123Page Scan
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.) #4Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #23Page Scan
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #11Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d618
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #51Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #8Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d609
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d453
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d345
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #XLIPage Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #5Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #102Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #738Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d912
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d961
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #44TextPage Scan



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