Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord

Thus saith the mercy of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Tune: CAMPMEETING
Published in 52 hymnals

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1. Thus saith the mercy of the Lord,
"I'll be a God to thee;
I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they
Shall be a seed to Me."

2. Abram believed the promised grace,
And gave his child to God;
But water seals the blessing now,
That once was sealed with blood.

3. Jesus the ancient faith comfirms,
To our forefathers giv'n;
He takes young children to His arms,
And calls them heirs of heav'n.

4. Our God, how faithful are His ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace,
Blots out His children's name.

5. Thus to the parents and their seed
Shall Thy salvation come;
And num'rous households meet at last
In one eternal home.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #160

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: Thus saith the mercy of the Lord
Title: Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d149
A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d115
A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d104
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 #188bPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d576
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.121Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d529
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #477Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #693Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H423Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #423Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #552Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XXIIITextPage 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.) #XXIIITextPage 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.) #XXIIITextPage 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.XXIIITextPage Scan
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #261Page Scan
Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d176
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d271
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.CXXIPage Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d501
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #106Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d211
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d210
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d190
Parish Psalmody #d832
Parish Psalmody #d846
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d821
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d854
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d819
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.121Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H537Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #241Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #459Page Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #419
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d479
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d477
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCLIIPage Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d125
The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory: the Best Old Hymns, the Best New Hymns #d199
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 #454Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #473Page Scan
The New Christian Hymnal #160TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #529TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #27bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H516Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #27bPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d226
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.CXXITextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H27Page 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.) #A121Page Scan
The Temple Harp #d347



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