The voice of my Beloved sounds

The voice of my Beloved sounds Over the rocks and rising grounds

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 49 hymnals

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The voice of my Beloved sounds
Over the rocks and rising grounds;
O'er hills of guilt and seas of grief
He leaps, he flies to my relief.

Now through the veil of flesh I see
With eyes of love he looks at me;
Now in the gospel's clearest glass
He shows the beauties of his face.

Gently he draws my heart along,
Both with his beauties and his tongue;
"Rise," saith my Lord, "make haste away,
No mortal joys are worth thy stay.

"The Jewish wintry state is gone,
The mists are fled, the spring comes on;
The sacred turtle-dove we hear
Proclaim the new, the joyful year.

"Th' immortal vine of heav'nly root
Blossoms, and buds, and gives her fruit:"
Lo! we are come to taste the wine;
Our souls rejoice, and bless the vine.

And when we hear our Jesus say,
"Rise up, my love, make haste away!"
Our hearts would fain outfly the wind,
And leave all earthly loves behind.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #561

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 voice of my Beloved sounds Over the rocks and rising grounds
Title: The voice of my Beloved sounds
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 49 of 49)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #37Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #356Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d118
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d566
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d89
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d342
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d587
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXXIText
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #160Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d318
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 #160Page 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.) #160Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d278
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HXVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #74Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d371
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d290
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XVText
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XVText
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d288
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.I.69Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d254
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d311
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.LXIXPage Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d478
Hymns Selected #d198
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d197
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d300
Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d251
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d242
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d241
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.69Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #343Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d415
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.) #352Page Scan
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d166
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #421Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d540
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d304
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #11Page Scan
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d259
The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d263
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #561TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d213
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXIXTextPage 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.) #A69Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.74Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d316
Zion's Hill #d64



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