Lo! what an entertaining sight

Lo! what an entertaining sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: HEATH
Published in 156 hymnals

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Lo! what an entertaining sight
Are brethren that agree!
Brethren, whose cheerful hearts unite
In bands of piety!

When streams of love from Christ the spring
Descend to every soul,
And heav'nly peace, with balmy wing,
Shades and bedews the whole;

'Tis like the oil, divinely sweet,
On Aaron's reverend head
The trickling drops perfumed his feet,
And o'er his garments spread.

'Tis pleasant as the morning dews
That fall on Zion's hill,
Where God his mildest glory shows,
And makes his grace distil.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #313

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: Lo! what an entertaining sight
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d448
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #113Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d127
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d153
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #185Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d77
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d341
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d248
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d137
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d496
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d494
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #899Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d215
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d356
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #443Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #443Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d202
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d298
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #615Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #322Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #443Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXVITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #318Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d182
A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #46Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #282
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d301
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d284
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #321Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d161
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #325Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d163
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d221
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #A32Page Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d103
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #827Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #335Page Scan
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.) #WP133aPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d528
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #159Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d297
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXXXIIITextPage Scan
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #24Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d596
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #684Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P133aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P133aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P133aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P133.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P133bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #141Page Scan
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d74
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #608Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #252aTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #252aTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #236bTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #CXXXIIIaTextPage Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #206Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #80bPage Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #127Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #231Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #748Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d306
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #748Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d54
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d49
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #206Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #918Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #918Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d277
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #504Page Scan
Hymns for Social Meetings #79Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #984Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d284
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d240
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d635
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d103
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P133bPage Scan
Manual of Devotion: or religious exercises for the morning and evening of each day of the month, for the use of schools and private families #96Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d565
Missionary Hymns #d57
Parish Psalmody #d410
Parish Psalmody #d422
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #265Page Scan
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d82
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d235
Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d192
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d149
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P133aPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d450
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d465
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.303Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P133.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P133.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P133Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P133bPage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #133aPage Scan



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