Who Can Describe the Joys That Rise

Who can describe the joys that rise

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 132 hymnals

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Who can describe the joys that rise
Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see a prodigal return,
To see an heir of glory born?

With joy the Father doth approve
The fruit of his eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down and sees
The purchase of his agonies.

The Spirit takes delight to view
The holy soul he formed anew;
And saints and angels join to sing,
The growing empire of their King.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #328

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: Who can describe the joys that rise
Title: Who Can Describe the Joys That Rise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d975
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d981
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d982
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #489Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d599
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #596Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #293Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #243Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from various authors, chiefly designed for public worship (4th ed.) #11aPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d552
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #173Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #52Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #221bPage Scan
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #173Page 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 #53dPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d661
Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d220
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.101Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #410Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #317Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #317Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #317Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #523Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d820
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #283Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #117Page Scan
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #143Page Scan
Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d204
Gospel Voices No. 3 #d158
Happy Voices #d231
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #387Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d599
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d568
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #387Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #352Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #352Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #492Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #492Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #116Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d331
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.CIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d498
Hymns for Christian Melody #479Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d331
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #374Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #95Page Scan
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d304
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d293
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d207
Loving Voices: for Sunday-school, church and home circle #56Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d872
Methodist Hymn-Book #230Page Scan
New Union Hymns #262Page Scan
Our Service of Song #d293
Parish Psalmody #d953
Parish Psalmody #d970
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H46Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d928
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d949
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1135
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d927
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.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... #435Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H443Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d334
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #143Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S118Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B143Page Scan
Sabbath School Vocalist #d130
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d587
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #191Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #317Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d704
Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools #d35
Social Harmony #d67
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d444
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #218Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #317Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #88Page Scan
Songs of Beulah Land, a Revival and Church Songbook #d144
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #325Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #71Page Scan
Songs of Zion: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #53Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #221bPage Scan
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d474
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #447Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1408Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d628
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #886Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #351Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #188Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1172
The Church Hymn Book #d645
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #453Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #442Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #148Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d564
The Gospel of Joy: prepared especially for gospel meetings, camp meetings, devotional meetings, and Sunday schools #59Page Scan
The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d187
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #381Page Scan



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