Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 35 hymnals

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Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord,
"Blest is the man that hears my word,
Keeps daily watch before my gates,
And at my feet for mercy waits.

"The soul that seeks me shall obtain
Immortal wealth and heav'nly gain;
Immortal life is his reward;
Life, and the favor of the Lord.

"But the vile wretch that flies from me
Doth his own soul an injury;
Fools that against my grace rebel
Seek death, and love the road to hell."



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #198

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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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d775
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #235Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #505Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d491
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) #315Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #54Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LIVPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #54Page Scan
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.93Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H264Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #264Page 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 #I.XCIIIPage Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #255Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d315
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #264Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d855
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1014
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.93Text
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #289Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d275
Songs for Social and Public Worship #142Page Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #57Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1028
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #445Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #456Page Scan
The Millennial Harp #d462
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #170Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #198TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.XCIIITextPage 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.) #A93Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.90Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn Book #d480
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.) #72Page Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d415
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d438



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