Often I seek my Lord by night

Often I seek my Lord by night

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 26 hymnals

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Often I seek my Lord by night,
Jesus, my Love, my soul's delight;
With warm desire and restless thought
I seek him oft, but find him not.

Then I arise and search the street,
Till I my Lord, my Savior meet:
I ask the watchmen of the night,
"Where did you see my soul's delight?"

Sometimes I find him in my way,
Directed by a heav'nly ray;
I leap for joy to see his face,
And hold him fast in mine embrace.

[I bring him to my mother's home,
Nor does my Lord refuse to come
To Zion's sacred chambers, where
My soul first drew the vital air.

He gives me there his bleeding heart,
Pierced for my sake with deadly smart;
I give my soul to him, and there
Our loves their mutual tokens share.]

I charge you, all ye earthly toys,
Approach not to disturb my joys;
Nor sin nor hell come near my heart,
Nor cause my Savior to depart.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #563

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: Often I seek my Lord by night
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #357Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #264Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d257
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #264Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #264Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d230
A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d125
A New Collection of the Most Approved Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Mostly Original, for the Use of Christians of All Denominations #d22
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #75Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #252Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #252Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d235
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.LXXIPage Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d246
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.71Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d230
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #739Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #423Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d428
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #563TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXXITextPage 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.) #A71Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.76Page Scan
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #432Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d344



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