This is the Word of Truth and Love

This is the Word of Truth and Love

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 85 hymnals

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This is the word of truth and love,
Sent to the nations from above;
Jehovah here resolves to show
What his almighty grace can do.

This remedy did wisdom find
To heal diseases of the mind;
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.

The gospel bids the dead revive,
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised and clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.

[Where Satan reigned in shades of night
The gospel strikes a heav'nly light;
Our lusts its wondrous power controls,
And calms the rage of angry souls.]

[Lions and beasts of savage name
Put on the nature of the lamb,
While the wild world esteem it strange,
Gaze, and admire, and hate the change.]

May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinners gaze and hate me too!
The word that saves me does engage
A sure defence from all their rage.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.138

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: This is the Word of Truth and Love
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d754
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #170Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #159Page Scan
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) #32Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d380
Chapel Hymns #d562
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.138Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d914
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #130Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d516
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #407Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1025
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #8Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #8Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #8Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H68Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #68Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #509Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #51Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #50Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #3Page Scan
Family Hymns #d244
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #174Page Scan
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.CXXXVIIIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d194
Hymns for Christian Melody #146Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #6Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #165Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d400
Hymns Selected #d204
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d203
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #68Page 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... #d982
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d241
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H175Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d801
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d832
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d991
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.138Text
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... #88Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H52Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #14Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #73Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d289
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d197
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S159Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S232Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S159Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d493
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #128Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #8Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d603
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #69bPage Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #8Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #174Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #339
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.) #128Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #318Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d191
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #183Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d623
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d625
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #158Page 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 #78Page 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 #122Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d994
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #642Page Scan
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d236
The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d229
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d555
The Modern Psalmist #d311
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d575
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #409Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #409Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #353Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #121Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d219
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXXXVIIITextPage 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.) #B138Page Scan
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #58Page Scan
The South Western Psalmist #d398
The Thanksgiving #d237
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #44Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d426
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d266



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