Category Archives: Isaac Watts

With Reverence Let The Just Appear

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. It is based on Psalm 89. … Continue reading

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How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine!

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): How bright those glorious spirits shine! Whence all their white array? How came they to the blissful seats Of everlasting Day? Lo, these are … Continue reading

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Blest Are The Humble Souls That See

Blest are the humble souls that see Their emptiness and poverty; Treasures of grace to them are giv’n, And crowns of joy laid up in Heav’n. Blest are the men of broken heart, Who mourn for sin with inward smart; … Continue reading

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I Sing the Mighty Power of God

I sing the mighty power of God,* That made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at … Continue reading

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Ye Sons Of Adam Vain And Young

Ye sons of Adam, vain and young, Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue, Taste the delights your souls desire, And give a loose to all your fire; Pursue the pleasures you design, And cheer your hearts with songs and wine; … Continue reading

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When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ … Continue reading

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Joy To The World

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the earth, … Continue reading

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