The Wisdom of God in the Formation of Man

When I with pleasing wonder stand

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 49 hymnals

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When I with pleasing wonder stand,
And all my frame survey,
Lord, 'tis thy work I own thy hand
Thus built my humble clay.

Thy hand my heart and reins possessed
Where unborn nature grew;
Thy wisdom all my features traced,
And all my members drew.

Thine eye with nicest care surveyed
The growth of every part;
Till the whole scheme thy thoughts had laid
Was copied by thy art.

Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind,
Show me thy wondrous skill
But I review myself, and find
Diviner wonders still.

Thy aweful glories round me shine,
My flesh proclaims thy praise;
Lord, to thy works of nature join
Thy miracles of grace.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #57

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: When I with pleasing wonder stand
Title: The Wisdom of God in the Formation of Man
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Article: Robert Boyle as the Source of an Isaac Watts Text Set for a William Billings Anthem by Edward B. Davis (from The Hymn)

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #13Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #7Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #96Page Scan
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.) #WP139dPage 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.CXXXIX.IITextPage Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1143
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P139.6Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P139fPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #356Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #266aTextPage 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.) #266aTextPage 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.) #249TextPage 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.) #CXXXIXeTextPage Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #14Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #43Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d278
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P139fPage 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... #d1096
Parish Psalmody #d919
Parish Psalmody #d935
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d893
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.318Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P139.6Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P139bPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P139fPage 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 #139ePage 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.) #74Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d406
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d398
The Christian Hymn Book #d688
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d690
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 #P139ePage 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 #P139ePage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d638
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #338Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #47Page Scan
The New Village Harmony #d138
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #87Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #148Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #57TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P139bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P139.IIPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P139bPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXXIXeTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P139eTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #260TextPage 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.) #139ePage Scan
The Social Harp. Rev. #d422
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d346



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