God is a Spirit, Just and Wise

God is a Spirit, just and wise

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ARMENIA
Published in 151 hymnals

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1 God is a Spirit, just and wise
He sees our inmost mind;
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.

2 Nothing but truth before his throne
With honor can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known
Through the disguise they wear.

3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bended knees the ground;
But God abhors the sacrifice
Where not the heart is found.

4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere;
Then shall I stand before thy face,
And find acceptance there.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #42

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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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #231Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #414Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #44Page Scan
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #26Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #32Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #309Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #309Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #36Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #13Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #245Page Scan
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A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #13Page Scan
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Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #103Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #160cPage Scan
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Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #38Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.I.136Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d148
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #105Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d307
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #394Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H20Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #20Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #575Page Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #65Page Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d75
Grammar School Hymn Book #d75
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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #21Page Scan
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.CXXXVIPage Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d145
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #456Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #481Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d34
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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #37Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #280Page Scan
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Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #343Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d73
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New Union Hymns #28Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H69Page Scan
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