How Pleasant 'Tis To See

How pleasant 'tis to see

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 126 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 How pleasant 'tis to see
Kindred and friends agree,
Each in his proper station move;
And each fulfills his part
With sympathizing heart,
In all the cares of life and love.

2 'Tis like the ointment shed
On Aaron's sacred head,
Divinely rich, divinely sweet;
The oil through all the room
Diffused a choice perfume,
Ran through his robes, and blessed his feet.

3 Like fruitful showers of rain
That water all the plain,
Descending from the neighboring hills;
Such streams of pleasure roll
Through every friendly soul,
Where love like heavenly dew distills.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #510

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: How pleasant 'tis to see
Title: How Pleasant 'Tis To See
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6.6.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #187Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d55
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #251Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of The Latter Day Saints. lst ed. #83Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d128
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d217
A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #118Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #322Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #170Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #395Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #356Page 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.) #WP133cPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d384
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #351Page Scan
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Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d61
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P133ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P133ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P133ePage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P133.4Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P133dPage Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #187Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #938Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #253aTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #253aTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #237bTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #CXXXIIIcTextPage Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S117bPage Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d28
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) #190Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d124
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d110
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d156
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P57Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P57Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d122
Hymns for Christian Melody #544Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d91
Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d131
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P133dPage 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... #d422
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #C118Page Scan
Millennial Harp: or, Second Advent Hymns: designed for the meetings on the second coming of Christ #M118Page Scan
Millennial Musings #d47
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #108aPage Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #245Page Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d52
National Hymns #d56
New Union Hymns #187Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d306
Parish Psalmody #d314
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d58
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d109
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d348
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.305Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P133.2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P133dPage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #133cPage Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d111
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d125
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #238Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (14th ed.) #238Page Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d99
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d99
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #70Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #695Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d161
Songs for the New Life #d248
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #812
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #842Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #842Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #842Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #842Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1061Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #348Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #348Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #348Page Scan
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #296Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #73bPage Scan
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d71
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d156
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #156aPage Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d166
The Baptist Harmony #d167
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #49Page Scan
The Bible Harp #d100
The Carol #d43
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #227Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants. 3rd ed. #d107
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d128
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 #P133dPage Scan
The Christian Songster: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion. Designed for all denominations #18Page Scan
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #143Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d213
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #322Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #781Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d224
The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music: a complete collection of hymn tunes, anthems, psalms, chants, & c. to which is added the physiological system for training choirs and teaching singing schools #159aPage Scan
The Middlesex Collection of Church Music: or, ancient psalmody revived: containing a variety of psalm tunes, the most suitable to be used in divine service (2nd ed. rev. cor. and enl.) #54Page Scan



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