Happy the church, thou sacred place

Happy the church, thou sacred place

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 118 hymnals

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Happy the church, thou sacred place,
The seat of thy Creator's grace;
Thine holy courts are his abode,
Thou earthly palace of our God!

Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates
A guard of heav'nly warriors waits;
Nor shall thy deep foundations move,
Fixed on his counsels and his love.

Thy foes in vain designs engage,
Against his throne in vain they rage;
Like rising waves, with angry roar,
That dash and die upon the shore.

Then let our souls in Zion dwell,
Nor fear the wrath of Rome and hell;
His arms embrace this happy ground,
Like brazen bulwarks built around.

God is our shield, and God our sun;
Swift as the fleeting moments run,
On us he sheds new beams of grace,
And we reflect his brightest praise.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.64

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: Happy the church, thou sacred place
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 100 of 118)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #91Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #141Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #239Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #161Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d182
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d181
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #448Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #304Page Scan
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.CCCXXXIPage 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.CCCXXXIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #283Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #96Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d90
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d71
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 #34Page 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 #61aPage 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.II.64Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d323
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #43Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d381
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #258Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #678Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #510Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #510Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #510Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H420Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #420Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #376Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #165Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #156Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #139bPage Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #144aPage Scan
General Baptist Hymn Book #d182
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d91
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.LXIVPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d154
Hymns for Christian Melody #616Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #906Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d82
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #420Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d360
My Little Singing Book #d23
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #129Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #268Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H127Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d279
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d288
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d282
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d269
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.64Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #382Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d187
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #449Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d171
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d170
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.XCVPage Scan
Seamen's Hymns #510Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d223
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #199Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #510Page Scan
Templi Carmina #d85
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d274
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #743Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #302.743Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #743Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d209
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #849Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #970Page Scan
The Brethren Hymnody: with tunes for the sanctuary, Sunday-school, prayer meeting and home circle #11Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #495Page Scan
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H379
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H379Page Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #52bPage Scan
The Christian Church Hymnal #189Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #441Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d236
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #323Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #213Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d231
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #414Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #412Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d199
The Church Hymn Book #d172
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #849Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #568Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #732Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d195
The Gospel Praise Book #d146
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #308Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d91
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d186
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #480Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d109
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #163Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d207
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #931Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #931Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #474Page Scan



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