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Blest Jesus, when my soaring thoughts

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1 Blest Jesus! when my soaring thoughts
O’er all Thy graces rove,
How is my soul in transport lost--
In wonder, joy, and love!

2 Not softest strains can charm mine ears,
Like Thy belovèd name;
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire
My heart with equal flame.

3 Where’er I look, my wondering eyes
Unnumbered blessings see;
But what is life, with all its bliss,
If once compared to Thee?

4 When nature faints, around my bed
Let Thy bright glories shine;
And death shall all his terrors lose
In raptures so divine.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #437

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blest Jesus, when my soaring thoughts
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

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The Cyber Hymnal #579
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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #259

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d54

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #72

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d73

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #632

An Eclectic Harmony. II #4

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #405

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #437

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d94

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Chapel Melodies #185

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Christian Hymns #97

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d139

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Church Psalmody #H173

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Church Psalmody #173

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d39

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #235

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Hymns and Chants #161

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #550

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d59

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #386

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Hymns, Selected and Original #386

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Hymns #386

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Hymns #386

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Hymns #386

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Hymns #386

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Laudes Domini #393

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Laudes Domini #769

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Laudes Domini #394

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #173

Melodies of the Church #d136

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Parish Hymns #280

Parish Psalmody #d89

Parish Psalmody #d91

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #807

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #253

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d85

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Psalms and Hymns #181

Select Hymns #d57

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Select Hymns #38

Songs for the New Life #d56

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #724

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Songs for the Sanctuary #724

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Songs for the Sanctuary #724

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Songs for the Sanctuary #724

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #724

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #724

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Songs of the Church #449

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The Baptist Hymn Book #617

The Christian Hymn Book #d90

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d93

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The Christian Psalmist #134

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d93

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCCXXX

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The Cyber Hymnal #579

The Good Old Songs #d64

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d62

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d39

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d68

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The New Laudes Domini #820

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #451

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #143b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d102

The Song Evangel #d22

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The Vestry Singing Book #215a

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