When In the Light of Faith Divine

When in the light of faith divine

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ARUNDEL (11235)
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 When in the light of faith divine
We look on things below,
Honor, and gold, and sensual joy,
How vain and dangerous too!

2 Honor's a puff of noisy breath;
Yet men expose their blood,
And venture everlasting deat
To gain that airy good.

3 Whilst others starve the nobler mind,
And feed on shining dust,
They rob the serpent of his food
T'indulge a sordid lust.

4 The pleasures that allure our sense
Are dangerous snares to souls;
There's but a drop of flattering sweet,
And dash'd with bitter bowls.

5 God is mine all-sufficient good,
My portion and my choice;
In him my vast desires are fill'd,
And all my powers rejoice.

6 In vain the world accosts my ear,
And tempts my heart anew;
I cannot buy your bliss so dear,
Nor part with heaven for you.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #57

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 in the light of faith divine
Title: When In the Light of Faith Divine
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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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 #324Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #672Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #226Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #226Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #226TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #57TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #429Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #256Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #265Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #265Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #256Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #429Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #429Page Scan
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 #193aPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d634
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1144
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #664Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XLIXTextPage 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.) #XLIXTextPage 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.) #XLIXTextPage 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.XLIXTextPage 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.CIPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #83Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d234
Hymns Selected #d234
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d234
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #95Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d902
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #95TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #95Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #95Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #95Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #95Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d920
Parish Psalmody #d936
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H152Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d922
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d904
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.101Text
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... #246Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H286Page Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #366Page Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d327
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d282
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #71Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #605Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #429Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d278
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #454Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d255
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CITextPage 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.) #B101Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.185Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d933
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d982



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