When the great Builder arched the skies,
And formed all nature with a word,
The joyful cherubs tuned his praise,
And every bending throne adored.
High in the midst of all the throng,
Satan, a tall archangel, sat;
Amongst the morning stars he sung,
Till sin destroyed his heav'nly state.
['Twas sin that hurled him from his throne;
Grov'lling in fire the rebel lies:
"How art thou sunk in darkness down,
Son of the morning, from the skies!"]
And thus our two first parents stood,
Till sin defiled the happy place;
They lost their garden and their God,
And ruined all their unborn race.
[So sprung the plague from Adam's bower,
And spread destruction all abroad;
Sin, the cursed name, that in one hour
Spoiled six days' labor of a God!]
Tremble, my soul, and mourn for grief,
That such a foe should seize thy breast;
Fly to thy Lord for quick relief;
Oh may he slay this treach'rous guest!
Then to thy throne, victorious King,
Then to thy throne our shouts shall rise!
Thine everlasting arm we sing;
For sin, the monster, bleeds and dies.
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|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.24||When the great Builder arch'd the skies||1817|
|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.XXIV||When the great Builder arched the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.24||When the great Builder arched the skies||Hymn 24||Isaac Watts||L. M.||1806|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #528||When the great Builder arched the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #89||When the Great Builder arch'd the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #I||When the Great Builder arch'd the skies||The Fall of Angels and Men||1773|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XXIV||When the great Builder arch'd the skies||1766||Angels Sinning | ; Fall of Angels and Men ||
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithully translated into English metre: being the New England Psalm Book (Rev. and Improved) #I||When the Great Builder arch'd the Skies||The Fall of Angels and Men||1758|
|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.) #B24||When the great Builder arched the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|