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Behold what pity touched the heart

Behold what pity touched the heart

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: HOWARD (Cuthbert)
Published in 23 hymnals

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: Behold what pity touched the heart
Author: Isaac Watts

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Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Evergreen Hymns, for All the People. New ed. #d18
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #261Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H143Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #143Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #293Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #143Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d28
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #157Page Scan
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. #128Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #234Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #82.234Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #234Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d62
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #512Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d55
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d62
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #160Page Scan
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #29Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #260Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #260Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #258Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d80
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d86



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