When the Eternal bows the skies

When the Eternal bows the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 When the Eternal bows the skies
To visit earthly things,
With scorn divine he turns his eyes,
From towers of haughty kings;

2 He bids his awful chariot roll
Far downward from the skies,
To visit every humble soul,
With pleasure in his eyes.

3 Why should the lord that reigns above
Disdain so lofty kings?
Say, Lord, and why such looks of love,
Upon such worthless things?

4 Mortals be dumb; what creature dares
Dispute his awful will?
Ask no account of his affairs,
But tremble and be still.

5 Just like his nature is his grace,
All sovereign and all free;
Great God, how searchless are thy ways!
How deep thy judgments be!

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

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 the Eternal bows the skies
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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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.) #14Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d253
Chapel Hymns #d647
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #349Page Scan
Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XTextPage Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians (7th Ed. Rev.) #10TextPage Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d345
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #8Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.31.1Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H73Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XIVPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #10Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d468
The Baptist Harmony #d436
The Baptist Harmony #d449
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.) #472Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #6Page 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... #60Page Scan
The Harp #46Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #120Page Scan
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 #XLPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #189TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #732Page Scan
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.) #13Page Scan
Village Hymns #d639
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #2Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #2Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #2Page Scan



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