'Twas by an order from the Lord

'Twas by an order from the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 141 hymnals

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1 'Twas by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke His Word;
His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly fire.

2 The works and wonders which they wrought
Confirmed the messages they brought:
The prophet's pen succeeds His breath,
To save the holy words from death.

3 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look
Upon Thy precious holy book;
There my Redeemer's face I see,
And read His name who died for me.

4 Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hope secure:
This is Thy word, and must endure.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #178

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: 'Twas by an order from the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

'Twas by an order from the Lord. I. Watts. [Holy Scriptures]. From his Hymns, 1709.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #171Page Scan
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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d267
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d155
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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. (New and Rev. ed.) #5Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d825
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #148Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #197Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #197Page Scan
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A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d507
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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.151Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d973
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d554
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #311Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1098
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #297Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #2Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #2Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #294Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d308
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #215Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #178TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #178TextPage Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d269
General Baptist Hymn Book #d492
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d333
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d453
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #222Page Scan
Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #2Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #404Page 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.CLIPage Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #47Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d144
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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #166Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1191
Hymns Selected #d219
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d218
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #22Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #242aPage Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d286
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #2Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d848
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #2TextPage Scan
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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #2Page Scan
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Millennial Harp: or, Second Advent Hymns: designed for the meetings on the second coming of Christ #M90Page Scan
Millennial Musings #d104
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #65Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: principally for use in schools. with an appendix of tunes (2nd and rev. ed.) #2Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d861
Parish Psalmody #d877
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Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d173
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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #379Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1060
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.151Text
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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #6Page Scan
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Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d643
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #195Page Scan



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