Strait is the way, the door is strait

Strait is the way, the door is strait

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 114 hymnals

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Strait is the way, the door is strait,
That leads to joys on high;
'Tis but a few that find the gate,
While crowds mistake, and die.

Beloved self must be denied,
The mind and will renewed
Passion suppressed, and patience tried,
And vain desires subdued.

[Flesh is a dangerous foe to grace,
Where it prevails and rules;
Flesh must be humbled, pride abased,
Lest they destroy our souls.

The love of gold be banished hence,
That vile idolatry,
And every member, every sense,
in sweet subjection lie.]

The tongue, that most unruly power,
Requires a strong restraint;
We must be watchful every hour,
And pray, but never faint.

Lord, can a feeble, helpless worm
Fulfil a task so hard?
Thy grace must all my work perform,
And give the free reward.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.161

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: Strait is the way, the door is strait
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #174Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #467Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #342Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #223Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d353
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #389Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #135Page Scan
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Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #168cPage Scan
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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.II.161Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d817
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #753Page Scan
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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H229Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #229Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #659Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #LVTextPage 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.) #LVTextPage 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.) #LVTextPage 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.LVTextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d282
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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 #II.CLXIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #85Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #85Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #175Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #220Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d442
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d987
Hymns Selected #d187
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d186
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d283
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #229Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d908
Parish Psalmody #d741
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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H186Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d736
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d757
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #610Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d865
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d732
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.161Text
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... #278Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H222Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #254Page Scan
Revival Songs : a new collection of hymns and spiritual songs for closet and family worship, prayer, conference, revival and protracted meetings #244Page Scan
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Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #259Page Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1012
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #431Page Scan
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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #237Page Scan
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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #217Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #196Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #182Page Scan
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.) #CCLXVPage Scan
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The Church Hymn Book #d890
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d806
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #665Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #423Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d434
The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music: a complete collection of hymn tunes, anthems, psalms, chants, & c. to which is added the physiological system for training choirs and teaching singing schools #133aPage Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #177Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #688Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #688Page Scan
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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #151Page Scan



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