If God to build the house deny

If God to build the house deny

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 45 hymnals

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If God to build the house deny,
The builders work in vain;
And towns, without his wakeful eye,
A useless watch maintain.

Before the morning beams arise,
Your painful work renew;
And till the stars ascend the skies,
Your tiresome toil pursue;

Short be your sleep, and coarse your fare;
In vain, till God has blessed;
But if his smiles attend your care,
You shall have food and rest.

Nor children, relatives, nor friends,
Shall real blessings prove;
Nor all the earthly joys he sends,
If sent without his love.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #414

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: If God to build the house deny
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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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 #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #154Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #154Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #154Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #154Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #154Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #154Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors: comprising I. forms of prayer, public and private, II. a compend of Bible truth, III. The Assembly's shorter catechism, IV. A selection of psalms and... #72
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d234
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d482
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P127bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P127bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P127bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P127.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P127bPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #466Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #246aTextPage 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.) #246aTextPage 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.) #231aTextPage 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.) #CXXVIIbTextPage Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #106Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P127bPage 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... #d456
Parish Psalmody #d330
Parish Psalmody #d339
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P127bPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d365
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d370
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d379
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.295Text
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... #P127.2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P127.2Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P127bPage 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 #127bPage Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d211
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d210
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #CXXVIIPage 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 #P127bPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d255
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #312Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #414TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXVIIbTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P127bTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #240bTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #127bPage Scan



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