Not Diff'rent Food, or Diff'rent Dress

Not different food nor different dress

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

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Not diff'rent food, or diff'rent dress,
Compose the kingdom of our Lord;
But peace, and joy, and righteousness,
Faith, and obedience to his word.

When weaker Christians we despise,
We do the gospel mighty wrong;
For God, the gracious and the wise,
Receives the feeble with the strong.

Let pride and wrath be banished hence;
Meekness and love our souls pursue;
Nor shall our practice give offence
To saints, the Gentile or the Jew.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #315

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: Not different food nor different dress
Title: Not Diff'rent Food, or Diff'rent Dress
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 #d534
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #197Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d214
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d348
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.I.126Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d615
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) #191Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d344
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #214Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.CXXVIPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #399Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #399Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #439Page 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 #95Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.126Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d198
The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d75
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.) #CXCIPage 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.) #CXCITextPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #478Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #381Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #315TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.CXXVITextPage 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.) #A126Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d313
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #388Page Scan
The Vocal Companion: containing a concise introduction to the practice of music, and a set of tunes of various metres, arranged progressively for the use of learners #22Page Scan



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