Mistake in author credit

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The hymntext which begins "With sacred joy we lift our eyes, To those bright realms above" is not by Isaac Watts. The initial "hit" shows him as the author, but clicking further yields the correct author as Thomas Jervis.


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This situation is an result of the way Hymnary is designed, where citations are listed exactly as shown in the hymnal – and there are several hymnals that incorrectly list this text as written by Isaac Watts. The text authority is correct in showing the author as Thomas Jervis.

I have learned to check the text authority in such cases, although I agree the first listing from the search engine is confusing. Possibly this occurs because the search engine looks at the first instance where the text was listed?

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