My soul, come meditate the day

My soul, come meditate the day, And think how near it stands

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: RAYMOND (McCurry)
Published in 113 hymnals

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My soul, come meditate the day,
And think how near it stands,
When thou must quit this house of clay,
And fly to unknown lands.

[And you, mine eyes, look down and view
The hollow, gaping tomb;
This gloomy prison waits for you,
Whene'er the summons come.]

O could we die with those that die,
And place us in their stead,
Then would our spirits learn to fly,
And converse with the dead:

Then should we see the saints above
In their own glorious forms,
And wonder why our souls should love
To dwell with mortal worms.

[How we should scorn these clothes of flesh,
These fetters, and this load!
And long for ev'ning to undress,
That we may rest with God.]

We should almost forsake our clay
Before the summons come,
And pray and wish our souls away
To their eternal home.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.61

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: My soul, come meditate the day, And think how near it stands
Title: My soul, come meditate the day
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #CIXText
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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d144
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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d298
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #692Page 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... #586Page Scan
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A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d340
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #630Page Scan
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Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #612Page Scan
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d92
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #443Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #302Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #440Page Scan
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Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d172
Glorious Light No. 3 #d54
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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.LXIPage Scan
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d291
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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #507Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H125Page Scan
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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 #591Page Scan
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.) #CLXXXVIPage Scan
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