Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme, My tho'ts rejoice at Jesus' name

Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme, My tho'ts rejoice at Jesus' name

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ULSTER (Holyoke)
Published in 4 hymnals

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Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme,
My tho'ts rejoice at Jesus' name;
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound,
Ye heav'ns, reflect it to the ground.
O may I live to reach the place,
Where he unveils his lovely face,
Where all his beauties you behold,
And sing his name to harps of gold.

Harmonia Americana, 1791

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: Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme, My tho'ts rejoice at Jesus' name
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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