Now By the Bowels of My God

Now by the bowels of my God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 35 hymnals

Full Text

Now by the bowels of my God,
His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
By his last groans, his dying blood,
I charge my soul to love the saints.

Clamor, and wrath, and war, begone,
Envy and spite, for ever cease;
Let bitter words no more be known
Amongst the saints, the sons of peace.

The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife:
Why should we vex and grieve his love
Who seals our souls to heav'nly life?

Tender and kind be all our thoughts,
Through all our lives let mercy run;
So God forgives our num'rous faults,
For the dear sake of Christ his Son.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #314

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Now by the bowels of my God
Title: Now By the Bowels of My God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d538
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #289Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #198Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d353
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d184
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d187
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #85cPage 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.) #WH.I.130Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d623
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) #194Page 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.CXXXPage Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #449Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d149
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d149
Parish Psalmody #d540
Parish Psalmody #d553
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d584
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.130Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d201
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d107
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #292Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #596Page Scan
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H205
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H205Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d436
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d180
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d440
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #195Page 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.) #CXCIVPage 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.) #CXCIVTextPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #482Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #314TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d156
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.CXXXTextPage 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.) #A130Page Scan



Advertisements