Blest are the saints who sit on high

Blest are the saints who sit on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 4 hymnals

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Blest are the ones that sit on high,
around your throne of majesty;
your brightest glories shine above,
and all their work is praise and love.

Blest are the ones that find a place
within the temple of your grace;
there they behold your gentle rays,
and seek your face, and learn your praise.

Blest are the ones whose hearts are set
to find the way to heaven's gate;
You are their strength; along the road
they lean upon their helper, God.

Cheerful they come, with growing strength,
till all shall meet in heaven at length;
before you then shall all appear,
and join in nobler worship there.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #36

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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