Meat and Drink indeed

Arise, my soul, with wonder see

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Arise, my soul, with wonder see
What love divine for thee hath done;
Behold thy sorrow, sin and grief,
Are laid on God's eternal Son.

2 See from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and grief flow mingling down;
Did e'er such love, such sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so bright a crown?

3 Were the whole realm of nature min,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CXXXIV

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: Arise, my soul, with wonder see
Title: Meat and Drink indeed
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1800
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d11

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