Let those who bear the Christian name

Let those who bear the Christian name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Let those who bear the Christian name
Their holy vows fulfil:
The saints, the followers of the Lamb,
Are men of honor still.

2 True to the solemn oaths they take,
Though to their hurt they swear:
Constant and just to all they speak,
For God and angels hear.

3 Still with their lips their hearts agree,
Nor flattering words devise:
They know the God of truth can see
Through every false disguise.

4 From all deceit they swiftly fly,
What ever shape it wears,
They love the truth--and when they die,
Eternal life is theirs.

5 Lo! from afar the Lord descends,
And brings the judgment down;
He bids his saints, his faithful friends,
Rise and possess their crown.

6 While Satan trembles at the sight,
And devils wish to die,
Where will the faithless hypocrite
And guilty liar fly?

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Let those who bear the Christian name
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d96
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #LPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d278
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #207Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #282Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #342Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.35.2Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #151Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B151Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d258
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d257
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.CLPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLXXXIIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d235
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d317
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #330Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #167Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXVIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLXVIITextPage Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #136Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #332TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1000Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #37bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H212Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #37bPage Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H37Page 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.) #D339Page Scan
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #135bPage Scan
Village Hymns #d298
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #222Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #222Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #222Page Scan



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