When God restored our captive state

When God restored our captive state

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 33 hymnals

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When God restored our captive state,
Joy was our song, and grace our theme;
The grace beyond our hopes so great
That joy appeared a painted dream.

The scoffer owns thy hand, and pays
Unwilling honors to thy name;
While we with pleasure shout thy praise,
With cheerful notes thy love proclaim.

When we review our dismal fears,
'Twas hard to think they'd vanish so;
With God we left our flowing tears,
He makes our joys like rivers flow.

The man that in his furrowed field
His scattered seed with sadness leaves,
Will shout to see the harvest yield
A welcome load of joyful sheaves.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #507

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: When God restored our captive state
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #475Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1033
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXXVITextPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1123
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #244TextPage 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.) #244TextPage 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.) #229bTextPage 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.) #CXXVIaTextPage Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #909Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d912
Parish Psalmody #d928
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P126aPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d888
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d917
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.292Text
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... #P126.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P126.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P126aPage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #126aPage Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d266
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d270
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 #P126aPage Scan
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #73Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #309Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d626
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #507TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P126aPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P126.IPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P126aPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXVIaTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P126aTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #238bTextPage 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.) #126aPage Scan



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