Let us adore th' eternal Word

Let us adore th' eternal Word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 45 hymnals

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Let us adore th' eternal Word,
'Tis he our souls hath fed:
Thou art our living stream, O Lord,
And thou th' immortal bread.

[The manna came from lower skies,
But Jesus from above,
Where the fresh springs of pleasure rise,
And rivers flow with love.

The Jews, the fathers, died at last,
Who ate that heav'nly bread;
But these provisions which we taste
Can raise us from the dead.]

Blest be the Lord that gives his flesh
To nourish dying men;
And often spreads his table fresh,
Lest we should faint again.

Our souls shall draw their heav'nly breath
While Jesus finds supplies;
Nor shall our graces sink to death,
For Jesus never dies.

[Daily our mortal flesh decays,
But Christ our life shall come;
His unresisted power shall raise
Our bodies from the tomb.]



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.5

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 us adore th' eternal Word
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d140
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d185
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #311Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d192
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #311Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #311Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d177
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.) #WH.III.5Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #702Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d55
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #III.VPage Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #55Page Scan
Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #281Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d234
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #XCIIIPage Scan
Hymns Selected #d113
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d113
Our Favorite Hymnal #d172
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d473
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.5Text
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #257Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d259
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d258
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.CLIPage Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1339Page Scan
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.) #1161Page 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 #467Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #680Page Scan
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d147
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d142
The Good Old Songs #d316
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d350
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #393Page Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #219Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d329
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #537Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #62Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H534Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #62Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d117
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #III.VTextPage 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 #H61Page 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.) #C5Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d261
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #366Page Scan



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