Why should this earth delight us so?

Why should this earth delight us so?

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 Why should this earth delight us so?
Why should we fix our eyes
On these low grounds where sorrows grow,
And every pleasure dies ?

2 While time his sharpest teeth prepares,
Our comforts to devour,
There is a land above the stars,
And joys above his power.

3 Nature shall be dissolv'd and die,
The sun must end his race,
The earth and sea for ever fly
Before the Savior's face.

4 When will that glorious morning rise?
When the last trumpet sound,
And call the nations to the skies,
From underneath the ground?

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #58

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: Why should this earth delight us so?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #628Page Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d280
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #508Page 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.) #508Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #508TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #58TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d370
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #474Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #296Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d311
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d319
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d442
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #474Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #474Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d256
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #866Page Scan
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.CLXIVPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #96Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d945
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #96TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #96Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #96Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #96Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #96Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1154
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.164Text
Sacred Melodies #d289
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d478
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.) #1209Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #668Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #401Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCCIPage Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #474Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d294
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #458TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CLXIVTextPage 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.) #B164Page Scan



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