Lo what a pleasant sight

Lo what a pleasant sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: GERAR
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Lo, what a pleasing sight
Are brethren that agree!
How blest are all whose hearts unite
In bonds of piety.

2 From those celestial springs,
Such streams of comfort flow,
As no increase of riches brings,
Nor honors can bestow.

3 All in their stations move,
And each performs his part,
In all the cares of life and love,
With sympathizing heart.

4 Formed for the purest joys,
By one desire possest,
One aim the zeal of all employs,
To make each other blest.

5 'Tis the same pleasure fills
The breast in worlds above,
Where joy, like morning-dew, distils,
And all the air is love.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #289

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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Lo, what a pleasing sight. This in a few collections is a rewritten form in S. M. of Watts's C. M. rendering of Ps. cxxxiii., from his Hymns, &c, 1707, and his Psalms of David, 1719, where it begins "Lo, what an entertaining sight" (p. 1240, i. 304.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #357Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #357Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #357TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #279TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #548Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P133Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #548Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #548Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #438TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #289TextPage Scan
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d285
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #116Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d296
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #71Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #332
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d296
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d161
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #392TextPage Scan
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d191
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #445Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d141
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #434Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d431
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #434TextPage Scan
Hymns: composed by different authors, by order of the General Convention of Universalists of the New-England States and Others. Adapted to public and private devotion #227Page Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #434Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #434Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #434Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #434Page Scan
Sacred Melodies: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Families. 1st ed. #d48
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #293Page Scan
The Book of Worship #227TextPage Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #345
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d187
The Mennonite Hymnal #382
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #548Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d143
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #94aPage Scan



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