There is a voice of sovereign grace

There is a voice of sovereign grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 There is a voice of sovereign grace
Sounds from the sacred word:
"Ho, ye despairing sinners, come,
And trust upon the Lord."

2 My soul obeys th'almighty call,
And runs to this relief;
I would believe Thy promise, Lord,
Oh, help my unbelief!

3 To the dear fountain of Thy blood,
Incarnate God, I fly;
Here let me wash my sinful soul
From crimes of deepest dye.

4 A guilty, weak, and helpless one,
On Thy kind arms I fall;
Be Thou my strength and righteousness,
My Jesus, and my All.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #405

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: There is a voice of sovereign grace
Author: Isaac Watts

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There is a voice of sovereign grace. This is a cento from I. Watts’s "How sad our state by nature is," p. 538, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #171TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d340
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 #194Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d319
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #270Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d323
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 #270Page 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.) #270Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d296
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #315TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #405TextPage Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #132Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #270Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #129Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #365Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #241Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d789
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #241TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #241Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #241Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #241Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #241Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d286
Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #27Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #284Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #167Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #167Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #167Page Scan
Village Hymns #d559
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #46Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #46Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #46Page Scan



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