Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 65 hymnals

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Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace
Shines through the beauties of thy face,
And lights our passions to a flame!
Lord, how we love thy charming name!

When I can say, "My God is mine,"
When I can feel thy glories shine,
I tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that earth calls good or great.

While such a scene of sacred joys
Our raptured eyes and souls employs,
Here we could sit, and gaze away
A long, an everlasting day.

Well, we shall quickly pass the night
To the fair coasts of perfect light;
Then shall our joyful senses rove
O'er the dear object of our love.

[There shall we drink full draughts of bliss,
And pluck new life from heav'nly trees:
Yet now and then, dear Lord, bestow
A drop of heav'n on worms below.

Send comforts down from thy right hand,
While we pass through this barren land,
And in thy temple let us see
A glimpse of love, a glimpse of thee.]



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.16.2

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: Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d488
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #563Page 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... #38Page 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. #22Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d175
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) #75Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #336Page Scan
Association Songs No.1 #d88
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.II.16Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d561
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #549Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #133Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #133Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #133Page Scan
Conference Hymns and Tunes #d62
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #265Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #280Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #145Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d230
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XVIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #50Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #50Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d263
Hymns for Christian Melody #537Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #556Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d201
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #243Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d154
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H91Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d494
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.16.2Text
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... #516Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d176
Seamen's Hymns #133Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d377
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #52cPage Scan
Select Hymns #d113
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #133Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #402Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #243Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d350
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.) #975Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #412Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d393
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d161
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d398
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #107Page 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 #340Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #520Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #28Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #402Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #402Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #37Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #53bPage Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #63Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d131
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #552Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #173Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XVITextPage 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.) #B16Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.135Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #25Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d497
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d520
Universalist Hymn Book #d305



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