What heav'nly man, or lovely God

What heav'nly man, or lovely God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 What mighty man, or lovely God,
Comes marching downward from the skies?
Array'd in garments roll'd in blood,
With joy and pity in his eyes?

2 The Lord! the Saviour! yes, 'tis he!
I know him by the smiles he wears!
Dear glorious man that died for me,
Drench'd deep in agonies and tears!

3 Lo! he reveals his shining breast,
I own those wounds, and I adore;
Lo! he prepares a royal feast,
Sweet fruit of those sharp pangs he bore!

4 Whence flow these favours so divine?
Lord! why so lavish of thy blood?
Why for such earthly souls as mine,
This heavenly wine, this sacred food?

5 'Twas his own love that made him bleed,
That nail'd him to the cursed tree;
'Twas his own love the table spread
For such unworthy worms as we!

6 Then let us taste the Saviour's love;
Come, Faith, and feed upon the Lord:
With glad consent our lips shall move,
And sweet hosannas crown the board.


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #513

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 #d832
A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XCVIIText
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d357
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d337
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d136
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #472Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d688
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #118Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #193Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXCIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #193Page Scan
Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: selected from various authors; and published by a Committee of the Convention of the churches, believing in the restitution of all men... #89Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #513Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #513TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #513Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCCLXXIIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d451
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.) #1169Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #560Page Scan
The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns: intended to accommodate Christians on special and stated occasions #76Page Scan
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #5Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d611
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #126Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d625
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1190Page Scan
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d196
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d195



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