When strangers stand and hear me tell

When strangers stand and hear me tell

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: BUCKFIELD
Published in 63 hymnals

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When strangers stand and hear me tell
What beauties in my Savior dwell,
Where he is gone they fain would know,
That they may seek and love him too.

My best Beloved keeps his throne
On hills of light, in worlds unknown;
But he descends and shows his face
In the young gardens of his grace.

[In vineyards planted by his hand,
Where fruitful trees in order stand;
He feeds among the spicy beds,
Where lilies show their spotless heads.

He has engrossed my warmest love,
No earthly charms my soul can move:
I have a mansion in his heart,
Nor death nor hell shall make us part.]

[He takes my soul ere I'm aware,
And shows me where his glories are;
No chariot of Amminadib
The heav'nly rapture can describe.

O may my spirit daily rise
On wings of faith above the skies,
Till death shall make my last remove,
To dwell for ever with my Love.]



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #568

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 strangers stand and hear me tell
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #538Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #358Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d538
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #180Page Scan
Advent Hymn Book #d128
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.76Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1051
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #213Page Scan
Conference Hymns and Tunes #d118
Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d136
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #77Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d363
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d428
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.LXXVIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #20Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #20Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d324
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #375Page Scan
Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d163
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1289
Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #197[196]Page Scan
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #B60Page Scan
Prayer Meeting, Revival, and Union Hymns #d64
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H32Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.76Text
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... #454Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d326
Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #31Page Scan
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #403Page Scan
Sacred Melodies: for conference and prayer meetings and for social and private devotion (5th ed.) #31Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #270Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #294Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d466
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d883
The American Hymn and Tune Book, Newly Revised and Especially Adapted to Vestry Use #d164
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #21Page Scan
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.) #593Page Scan
The Bible Harp #d321
The Choralist #d389
The Christian Hymn Book #d699
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d700
The Christian Lyre #d487
The Christians' Songster #d149
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #428Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d649
The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #149Page Scan
The Harp #1149Page Scan
The Harp: being a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to all purposes of social and religious worship #82[83]Page Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #80Page Scan
The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d271
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #151Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #151Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #528
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #549Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #568TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXXVITextPage 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.) #A76Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.80Page Scan
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #182Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #252Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #106Page Scan
The Union Harp #118Page Scan
Vestry Harp #d59



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