Lord, 'tis an infinite delight

Lord, 'tis an infinite delight

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 Lord, 'tis an infinite delight
To see thy lovely face,
To dwell whole ages in thy sight,
And feel thy vital rays.

2 This Gabriel knows; and sings thy name
With raptures on his tongue;
Moses the saint enjoys the same,
And heaven repeats the song.

3 While the bright nation sounds thy praise
From each eternal hill,
Sweet odors of exhaling grace
The happy region fill.

4 Thy love, a sea without a shore,
Spreads life and joy abroad;
O 'tis a heaven worth dying for
To see a smiling God.

3 Show me thy face, and I'll away
From all inferior things;
Speak, Lord, and here I quit my clay,
And stretch my airy wings.

6 Sweet was the journey to the sky
And wondrous prophet tried;
"Climb up the mount (says God) and die;"
The prophet climbed and died.

7 Softly his fainting head he lay
Upon his Maker's breast;
His Maker kissed his soul away,
And laid his flesh to rest.

8 In God's own arms he left the breath
That God"S own Spirit gave;
His was the noblest road to death,
And his the sweetest grave.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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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Author: Isaac Watts
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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d481
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #423Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #309Page Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d150
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d173
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d196
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d310
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #937Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #397Page 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.) #555Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #147Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d235
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) #171Page Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d100
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians. 8th ed. #d98
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #99Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #539Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d194
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S13Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #861Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #211Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d123
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d123
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #120Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d147
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d161
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #582Page Scan
Revival Hymns #118Page Scan
Select Hymns #d111
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DLVPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d255
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #582Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d345
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #828Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #219Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #731Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d314
The 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 (2nd ed.) #CLXXIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CLXXITextPage Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d346
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d347
The Good Old Songs #d335
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #128Page Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #XCIIIPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1273Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d129



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