Dead be my heart to all below

Dead be my heart to all below

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Dead be my heart to all below,
To mortal joys and mortal cares;
To sensual bliss that charms us so,
Be dark mine eyes, and deaf my ears.

2 Lord, I renounce my carnal taste
Of the fair fruit that sinners prize;
Their paradise shall never waste
One thought of mine, but to despise.

3 All earthly joy are over weighed
With mountains of vexatious care:
And where's the sweet that is not laid
A bait to some destructive snare?

4 Come heaven, and fill my vast desires,
My soul pursues the sovereign good:
She was all made of heavenly fires,
Nor can she live on meaner food.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Dead be my heart to all below
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d29
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d77
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #346Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d104
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLXIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #402Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d75
Gesangbuch fuer Deutsche Sonntagsschulen #d33
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #305Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #305Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #561Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #561Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #37Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #93Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #93TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #93Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCCIIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #753Page Scan
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #125Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #250Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCLTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLTextPage Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #123Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1120Page Scan
Village Hymns #d114
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #251Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #251Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #251Page Scan



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