The hill of Zion yields

The hill of Zion yields

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 25 hymnals

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The hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.
Then let your songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's ground,
To fairer worlds on high.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

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: The hill of Zion yields
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

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Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d265
Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d113
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #307Page Scan
Hymns of Progress #d169
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d224
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #122Page Scan
Templi Carmina #d227
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d373
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #118aPage Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d197
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d324
The Melodeon: a collection of hymns and tunes with original and selected music, adapted to all occiasions of social worship #32Page Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #175TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #175
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #175Page Scan
The Star of the East #d167
The Tabernacle #d302
The Temple Harp #d307
The Wesleyan Minstrel: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes. 2nd ed. #37Page Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class and camp meetings, choirs and congregational singing #118Page Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class and camp meetings, choirs and congregational singing #131Page Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class, and camp meetings, choirs, and congregational singing #118Page Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class, and camp meetings, choirs, and congregational singing #131Page Scan
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #24aPage Scan
Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music: selected from the most eminent and approved authors in that science, for the use of Christian churches of every denomination...(Stereotype ed., Enl. and Imp.) #104bPage Scan



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