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Entrance Into Paradise

And is this heaven? and am I there!

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 11 hymnals

Full Text

1 And is this heaven, and am I there?
How short the road, how sweet the flight
I am all life, all eye, all ear;
Jesus is here, my souls delight.

2 Is this the heavenly friend who hung
In blood and anguish on the tree,
Whom Paul proclaimed, whom David sung,
Who died for them, who died for me.

3 How fair, thou offspring of my God!
Thou first born image of his face;
Thy death procured this blest abode,
Thy vital beams adorn the place.

4 Lo he presents me at his throne
All spotless; there the Godhead reigns
Sublime and peaceful through the Son:
Awake, my voice, in heavenly strains.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: And is this heaven? and am I there!
Title: Entrance Into Paradise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

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A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #CXXXPage Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #246Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #292Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d13
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d5
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #219TextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d13
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d4
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d18
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #292Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #S.IITextPage Scan



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