O the sweet wonders of the cross

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1 Oh, the sweet wonders of that cross
Where my Redeemer loved and died!
Her noblest life my spirit draws
From His dear wounds and bleeding side.

2 I would for ever speak His name
In sounds to mortal ears unknown;
With angels join to praise the Lamb,
And worship at His Father's throne.

3 O Lord, the Lord of lords, to Thee
Eternal praise and glory be;
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Ghost for evermore.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #168

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: O the sweet wonders of the cross
Author: Isaac Watts

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HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #855Page Scan
Book of Praise for the Sunday School: with hymns and tunes appropriate for the prayer meeting and the home circle #47[67]Page Scan
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Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d682
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #187Page Scan
Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #234Page Scan
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #267Page Scan
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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #499Page Scan
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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #31Page Scan
Laudent Omnes #d144
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #981Page Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #527Page Scan
Perennial Songs #d154
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #402Page Scan
Precious Hymns #117Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1048Page Scan
Revival Hymns #141Page Scan
Song-Land Messenger No.2 #d151
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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad836
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1057Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1057Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1057Page Scan
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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #94Page Scan
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Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #243Page Scan
The Alleluia #d174
The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #154bPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #402Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d590
The Book of Worship #d390
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #435Page Scan
The Chautauqua Collection: a compilation of favorite Sunday school songs prepared for the use at the Chautatuqua Sunday School Teachers' Assembly #55.67Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal: a selection of psalms and hymns with music, for use in public worship #343Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #253Page Scan
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The Church-Book #d337
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The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #154bPage Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #1024Page Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #260Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #72Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H545Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #72Page Scan
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The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d804
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The Standard Church Hymnal #253Page Scan
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #201Page Scan



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