Sitting around our Father's board

Sitting around our Father's board

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 30 hymnals

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Sitting around our Father's board,
We raise our tuneful breath;
Our faith beholds her dying Lord,
And dooms our sins to death.]

We see the blood of Jesus shed,
Whence all our pardons rise
The sinner views th' atonement made,
And loves the sacrifice.

Thy cruel thorns, thy shameful cross,
Procure us heav'nly crowns;
Our highest gain springs from thy loss,
Our healing from thy wounds.

O! 'tis impossible that we,
Who dwell in feeble clay,
Should equal suff'rings bear for thee,
Or equal thanks repay.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.23

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: Sitting around our Father's board
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d657
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #138Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d277
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d430
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #385Page 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.III.23Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #LXITextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #LXITextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #LXITextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #H.LXITextPage Scan
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #III.XXIIIPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H199Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d721
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d851
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.23Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #470Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d262
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #XCPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #698Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d490
The Harp #815Page Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #190Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d255
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #222Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #555Page Scan
The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #XXXVIITextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #III.XXIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithully translated into English metre: being the New England Psalm Book (Rev. and Improved) #XXXVIITextPage 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.) #C23Page Scan



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