Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord

Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 20 hymnals

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Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord,
Affection sounds in every word:
Lo! thou art fair, my love," he cries,
"Not the young doves have sweeter eyes."

["Sweet are thy lips, thy pleasing voice
Salutes mine ear with secret joys;
No spice so much delights the smell,
Nor milk nor honey tastes so well.]

"Thou art all fair, my bride, to me,
I will behold no spot in thee."
What mighty wonders love performs,
And puts a comeliness on worms!

Defiled and loathsome as we are,
He makes us white, and calls us fair;
Adorns us with that heav'nly dress,
His graces and his righteousness.

"My sister and my spouse," he cries,
"Bound to my heart by various ties,
Thy powerful love my heart detains
In strong delight and pleasing chains."

He calls me from the leopard's den,
From this wild world of beasts and men,
To Zion, where his glories are;
Not Lebanon is half so fair.

Nor dens of prey, nor flowery plains,
Nor earthly joys, nor earthly pains,
Shall hold my feet or force my stay,
When Christ invites my soul away.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #565

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: Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for the use of the pious #CXXXIIPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #242Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #305Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d145
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d147
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #137Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXXXVIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #137Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #79Page Scan
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.LXXIIIPage Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d176
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.73Text
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.) #740Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #425Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d307
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #565TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXXIIITextPage 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.) #A73Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.77Page Scan
The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d63



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