Ceremonial Law

Israel in ancient days

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Israel in ancient days,
Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learned the gospel too;
The types and figures were a glass,
In which they saw the Saviour's face.

2 The paschal sacrifice
And blood-besprinkled door,
Seen with enlightened eyes,
And once applied with power,
Would teach the need of other blood,
To reconcile an angry God.

3 The Lamb, the Dove, set forth
His perfect innocence,
Whose blood of matchless worth
Should be the soul's defense;
For he who can for sin atone,
Must have no failings of his own.

4 The scape-goat on his head
The people's trespass bore,
And, to the desert lead,
Was to be seen no more;
In him our surety seemed to say,
"Behold I bear your sins away."

5 Dipped in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free;
The type well understood,
Expressed the sinners plea;
Described a guilty soul enlarged,
And by a Savior's death discharged.

6 Jesus, I love to trace
Throughout the sacred page,
The footsteps of thy grace,
The same in every age!
O grant that I may faithful be
To clearer light vouchsafed to me.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

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: Israel in ancient days
Title: Ceremonial Law
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #170Page Scan
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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #771Page Scan
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