A Lovely Carriage

O 'tis a lovely thing to see

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 O 'tis a lovely thing to see
A man of prudent heart;
Whose thoughts, and lips, and life agree
To act a useful part.

2 When envy, strife, and wars begin
In little angry souls,
Mark how the sons of peace come in,
And quench the kindling coals.

3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,
Nor let their fury rise;
Nor passion moves their lips to speak,
Nor pride exalts their eyes.

4 Their frame is prudence mixed with love,
Good works fulfill their day;
They join the serpent with the dove,
But cast the sting away.

5 Such was the Savior of mankind,
Such pleasures he pursued;
His flesh and blood were all refined,
His soul divinely good.

6 Lord, can these plants of virtue grow
In such a soul as mine?
Thy grace can form my nature so,
And make my heart like thine.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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 'tis a lovely thing to see
Title: A Lovely Carriage
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #317Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #328Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #328Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #328TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #272
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #LVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #441Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #441Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P120Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #378Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #378Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #471Page Scan
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) #231Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #352Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #352Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #178Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.36Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d339
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d376
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d374
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCVIIIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d324
The Christian Psalter #d431
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.) #CCXXXIPage 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.) #CCXXXITextPage Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #139Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #364Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #364Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #378Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d185
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #758Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #320TextPage Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d353
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #219Page Scan



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