Horae Lyricae (Isaac Watts)

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This is a list of poems in Horae Lyricae (Lyric Poems) written by Isaac Watts in 1705 and thereafter. Text pages should be created for these poems as they are needed in Works Pages.
In the table below, a blank for Meter or Lines signifies that the meter or number of lines per stanza is irregular. The numbering in column one is not in the original, but has been added to maintain the sequence in the original publication.

1. Poems in Book 1

No. Title Meter Lines Stanzas First Line
1 Worshipping With Fear C. M. 4 9 Who dares attempt the eternal name
2 Asking Leave to Sing C. M. 4 5 Yet, mighty God, indulge my tongue
3 Divine Judgments 9 6 Not from the dust my sorrows spring
4 Earth and Heaven 12 4 Hast thou not seen, impatient boy
5 Felicity Above C. M. 4 5 No, 'tis in vain to seek for bliss
6 God's Dominion and Decrees C. M. 4 12 Keep silence, all created things
7 Self-Consecration 886. 8886. 7 5 It grieves me, Lord, it grieves me sore
8 The Creator and Creatures L. M. 4 8 God is a name my soul adores
9 The Nativity of Christ C. M. 4 8 Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes
10 God Glorious and Sinners Saved C. M. 4 9 Father, how wide Thy glory shines
11 The Humble Inquiry 10.10.10. 3 6 Grace rules below, and sits enthroned above
12 The Penitent Pardoned L. M. 4 8 Hence from my soul, my sins, depart
13 A Hymn of Praise, Part 1 L. M. 4 8 Infinite God! Thy counsels stand
14 A Hymn of Praise, Part 2 L. M. 4 10 Assume, my tongue, a nobler strain
15 The Incomprehensible 6 4 Far in the heavens my God retires
16 Death and Eternity C. M. 4 9 My thoughts, that often mount the skies
17 A Sight of Heaven in Sickness C. M. 4 9 Oft have I sat in secret sighs
18 The Universal Hallelujah (Psalm 148) C. M. 4 14 Praise ye the Lord with joyful tongue
19 The Atheist's Mistake C. M. 4 9 Laugh, ye profane, and swell and burst
20 The Law Given At Sinai 12 11 Arm thee with thunder, heavenly muse
21 Remember Your Creator (Ecclesiastes 7) C. M. 4 10 Children, to your Creator, God
22 Sun, Moon, and Stars, Praise Ye the Lord L. M. 4 9 Fairest of all the lights above
23 The Welcome Messenger C. M. 4 8 Lord, when we see a saint of Thine
24 Sincere Praise S. M. 4 11 Almighty Maker, God
25 True Learning 10 Happy the feet that shining truth has led
26 True Wisdom 11 Pronounce him blest, my muse, whom wisdom guides
27 A Song To Creating Wisdom C. M. 4 18 Eternal wisdom, thee we praise
28 God's Absolute Dominion 4 Lord, when my thoughtful soul surveys
29 Condescending Grace (Psalm 114) C. M. 4 6 When the Eternal bows the skies
30 The Infinite C. M. 4 7 Some seraph, lend your heavenly tongue
31 Confession and Pardon S. M. 4 17 Alas, my aching heart
32 Young Men and Maidens (Psalm 148:12) 4 Sons of Adam, bold and young
33 Flying Fowl and Creeping Things (Psalm 148:10) 3 Sweet flocks, whose soft enameled wing
34 The Comparison and Complaint C. M. 4 10 Infinite power, eternal Lord
35 God Supreme and Self-Sufficient L. M. 4 6 What is our God, or what his name
36 Jesus the Only Savior L. M. 4 13 Adam, our father and our head
37 Looking Upward S. M. 4 5 The heavens invite mine eye
38 Christ Dying, Rising, and Reigning L. M. 4 6 He dies! The heavenly lover dies
39 The God of Thunder L. M. 4 6 O the immense, the amazing height
40 The Day of Judgment 10 10. 10 6. 4 9 When the fierce north wind with his airy forces
41 The Song of Angels Above C. M. 4 22 Earth has detained me prisoner long
42 Fire, Air, Earth, and Sea 5 Earth, thou great footstool of our God
43 The Farewell L. M. 4 5 Dead be my heart to all below
44 God Only Known to Himself L. M. 4 6 Stand and adore! How glorious he
45 Pardon and Sanctification C. M. 4 7 My crimes awake; and hideous fear
46 Sovereignty and Grace C. M. 4 7 The Lord! how fearful is His name
47 The Law and Gospel L. M. 4 6 Cursed be the man, forever cursed
48 Seeking a Divine Calm in a Restless World 886. 886. 6 4 Eternal mind, who rules the fates
49 Happy Frailty C. M. 4 12 How meanly dwells the immortal mind
50 Launching Into Eternity 23 1 It was a brave attempt! Adventurous he
51 A Prospect of the Resurrection C. M. 4 9 How long shall death, the tyrant, reign
52 Ad Dominum nostrum et Servatorem, Jesum Christum (Nov. 1694) 10 10. 8 10. 4 21 Te, grande numen, corporis incola
53 Sui - Ipsius Increpatio 14 1 Corpora cur haeres, Wattsi? Cur incola terrae
54 Excitatio Cordis Caelum Versus (1694) 10 10. 10 6. 4 4 Heu quod secla terris carcere corporis
55 Breathing Towards the Heavenly Country 2 The beauty of my native land
56 Casimiri Epigramma 100 8 1 Ardalio sacros deridet carmine ritus
57 On Saint Ardalio 10 10 10. 3 5 Ardalio jeers, and in his comic strains
58 When the Protestant Church at Montpelier Was Demolished 11 1 A Hugonot church, once at Montpelier built
59 The Answer 11 1 A Christian church, once at Montpelier stood
60 Two Happy Rivals, Devotion and the Muse Wild as the lightning, various as the moon
61 The Hazard of Loving the Creatures C. M. 4 6 Where-e'er my flattering passions rove
62 Desiring to Love Christ L. M. 4 7 Come, let me love: or is my mind
63 The Heart Given Away C. M. 4 7 If there aare passions in my soul
64 Meditation in a Grove C. M. 4 7 Sweet muse, descend and bless the shade
65 The Fairest and the Only Beloved 886. 8886. 7 6 Honor to that diviner ray
66 Mutual Love Stronger Than Death 886. 8886. 7 3 Not the rich world of mines above
67 A Sight of Christ (By Mr. W. Nokes) 7 Angels of light, your God and King surround
68 Love On a Cross and a Throne L. M. 4 6 Now let my faith grow strong, and rise
69 A Preparatory Thought For the Lord's Supper (Isaiah 63:1-3) L. M. 4 6 What heavenly man, or lovely God
70 Converse With Christ 886. 8886. 7 8 I'm tired with visits, modes, and forms
71 Grace Shining, and Nature Fainting (Song 1:3, 2:5, 6:5) 9 8 Tell me, fairest of thy kind
72 Love to Christ, Present or Absent L. M. 4 8 Of all the joys we mortals know
73 The Absence of Christ C. M. 4 7 Come, lead me to some lofty shade
74 Desiring His Descent to Earth L. M. 4 6 Jesus I love, come dearest name
75 Ascending to Him in Heaven C. M. 4 6 Tis pure delight without alloy
76 The Presence of God Worth Dying For C. M. 4 8 Lord, tis an infinite delight
77 Longing for His Return C. M. 4 5 O twas a mournful parting day
78 Hope in Darkness (1694) 4 Yet, gracious God
79 Come, Lord Jesus C. M. 4 12 When shall Thy lovely face be seen
80 Bewailing My Own Inconstancy L. M. 4 10 I love the Lord, but ah, how far
81 Forsaken, Yet Hoping L. M. 4 8 Happy the hours, the golden days
82 God Exalted Above All Praise L. M. 4 6 Eternal power! Whose high abode

2. Poems in Book 2

No. Title Meter Lines Stanzas First Line Dated
1 To Her Majesty 6 Queen of the northern world, whose gentle sway August 1, 1721
2 Palinodia 2 Britons, forgive the forward muse August 1, 1721
3 To John Locke, Esq. 2 Angels are made of heavenly things
4 To John Shute, Esq. 886. 8886. 7 3 And must the man of wondrous mind June, 1704
5 Friendship C. M. 4 5 Friendship, thou charmer of the mind 1702
6 To Nathaniel Gould, Esq. 3 Tis not by splendor, but by state 1704
7 The Life of Souls 86. 86. 86. 8886. 8 5 Swift as the sun revolves the day 1704
8 False Greatness 88. 88. 88. 8686. 8 3 Mylo, forbear to call him blessed
9 To Sarissa 5 Bear up, Sarissa, through the ruffling storms
10 Paradise 6 Young as I am, I quit the stage 1708
11 Strict Religion Very Rare 886. 8886 7 6 I'm borne aloft, and leave the crowd
12 To Mr. C. and S. Fleetwood 4 Fleetwoods, young generous pair
13 To William Blackbourn, Esq. 10 10. 10 10. 4 6 Mark how it snows! How fast the valley fills
14 True Monarchy 7 The rising year beheld the imperious Gaul
15 True Courage 7 Honor demands my song. Forget the ground
16 Free Philosophy 3 Custom, that tyraness of fools
17 The Way of the Multitude 4 Rowe, if we make the crowd our guide
18 To The Rev. Mr. John Howe 3 Great man, permit the muse to climb 1704
19 The Disappointment and Relief 3 Virtue, permit my fancy to impose
20 The Hero's School of Morality 3 Theron, among his travels, found
21 Freedom 3 Tempt me no more; my soul can ne'er comport 1697
22 On Mr. Locke's Annotations 4 Thus reason learns, by slow degrees
23 True Riches 77. 77. 77. 77. 8 6 I am not concerned to know
24 The Adventurous Muse 6 Urania takes her morning flight
25 The Complaint 886. 886. 6 8 Twas in a vale, where osiers grow
26 The Afflictions of a Friend C. M. 4 8 Now let my cares all buried lie 1702
27 The Comforts of a Friend C. M. 4 8 Thus nature tuned her mournful tongue
28 The Hardy Soldier L. M. 4 6 Why is man so thoughtless grown
29 Burning Several Poems 3 I judge the muse of lewd desire
30 Against Tears L. M. 4 7 Madam, persuade me tears are good 1699
31 Few Happy Matches 886. 886. 6 9 Say, mighty love, and teach my song August 1701
32 To David Polhill, Esq. 888. 3 8 Let useless souls to woods retreat December 1702
33 The Celebrated Victory 19 Gador, the wealthy and the strong
34 The Indian Philosopher 886. 886. 6 10 Why should our joys transform to pain August 24, 1705
35 The Happy Man 6 Serene as light is Myron's soul
36 Answer To An Infamous Satire, Part 1 5 And must the hero that redeemed our land
37 Answer To An Infamous Satire, Part 2 2 Now, muse, pursue the satirist again
38 To the Discontented and Unquiet 5 Varia, there's nothing here that's free
39 To John Hartopp, Esq. 886. 886. 6 6 Live, my dear Hartopp, live today
40 Happy Solitude 6 The noisy world complains of me
41 The Disdain 2 Hartopp, I love the soul that dares
42 The Mourning Piece 22 Life's a long tragedy; this globe the stage
43 On the Death of the Duke of Gloucester 1 Dryden is dead! Dryden alone could sing
44 An Epigram of Martial to Cirinus 2 So smooth your numbers, friend
45 Epistola Fratri Suo Dilecto 5 Qui quondam aeterno delapsus ab aethere vultus
46 Fratris E. W. Olim Navigaturo 2 I, Felix, pede prospero Sept. 30, 1691
47 Ad Rev. Vir. Dm. Joannem Pinhorne 5 Et te, Pinhorni, musa trisantica 1694
48 Ad Vir. Dignissimum Johannem Hartoppium 7 Hartoppi eximio stemmate nobilis 1702
49 On the Sight of Some of Her Divine Poems 2 On the fair banks of gentle Thames July 19, 1706

3. Poems in Book 3

No. Title Meter Lines Stanzas First Line Subtitle
1 An Epitaph on King William III L. M. 4 12 Beneath these honors of a tomb Died March 8, 1701
2 On the Sudden Death of Mrs. Mary Peacock L. M. 4 8 Hark! She bids all her friends adieu
3 Epitaphium Vir. Venerabilis Dom. N. Mather 2 Quod mori potuit hic subtus depositum est Rev. admodum viri Nathanielis Matheri
4 An Elegiac Thought 8 Awake, my muse, range the wide world of souls On Mrs. Anne Warner
5 On the Death of an Aged and Honored Relative 6 I knew the kindred mind. 'Tis she, 'tis she Mrs. M. W.; July 13, 1693
6 A Funeral Poem 30 Of blasted hopes, and of short withering joys On the death of Thomas Gunston
7 To the Memory of the Rev. Mr. Thomas Gouge 16 Ye virgin souls, whose sweet complaint