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Blest are the sons of peace

Blest are the sons of peace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 309 hymnals

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God, bless the ones of peace,
whose hearts and hopes are one,
whose kind designs to serve and please
bear witness to your Son.

Blest is the pious house
where zeal and friendship meet;
their songs of praise, their mingled vows,
make their communion sweet.

Thus on your heavenly hills
the saints are blessed above,
where joy, like morning dew, distills,
and all the air is love.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #93

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: Blest are the sons of peace
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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