Of all the joys, which creatures know

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1 Of all the joys, which creatures know,
Jesus, thy love exceeds the rest;
'Tis the best blessing here below,
The highest rapture of the blest.

2 While we are held in thy embrace,
There's not a thought attempts to rove;
Each smile that's seen upon thy face,
Fixes, and charms, and fires our love.

3 Hearing thy speech, immortal joys
Ravish our ears, and fill the heart;
Our souls all melt by thy dear voice,
And pleasure shoots through every part.

4 When of thy absence we complain,
And long and weep and humbly pray;
There's a strange pleasure in the pain,
Those tears are sweet which mourn thy stay.

5 When round thy courts by day we rove,
Or ask the watchmen of the night,
For some kind tidings from above,
Thy very name creates delight.

6 Jesus our God descend and come,
Our eyes shall dwell upon thy face;
'Tis heaven to see our Lord at home,
And feel the presence of thy grace.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Of all the joys, which creatures know
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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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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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d150
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