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How did my heart rejoice to hear

How did my heart rejoice to hear

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 279 hymnals

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1 How did my heart rejoice to hear
My friends devoutly say,
In Zion let us all appear,
And keep the solemn day.

2 I love her gates--I love the road;
The church, adorned with grace,
Stands like a palace built for God,
To show his milder face.

3 Up to her courts, with joy unknown,
The holy tribes repair:
The Son of David holds his throne,
And sits in judgment there.

4 He hears our praises and complaints,
And while his awful voice
Divides the sinners from the saints,
We tremble and rejoice.

5 Peace be within this sacred place,
And joy a constant guest;
With holy gifts and heavenly grace
Be her attendants blest!

6 My soul shall pray for Zion still,
While life or breath remains;
Here my best friends, my kindred dwell,
Here God, my Saviour, reigns.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #548

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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Instances (1 - 100 of 279)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d302
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #361Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #119Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d85
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d106
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #639Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #358Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #358Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #358TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d53
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d189
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d84
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d327
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d328
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d327
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #238Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d211
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #345Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #435Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #11Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CXXIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CXXIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #9Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #9Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d134
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #5Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #41Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d142
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #5Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #5Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d35
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d48
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #20Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d120
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d199
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d209
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #304Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #252Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d45
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #XLVPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P122Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #A31Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #A45Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d129
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #7Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #7Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #20Page Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #41
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #279Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #70aPage Scan
Annotations upon Popular Hymns #23
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #180Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d98
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d71
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #145dPage Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #54TextPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d343
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #80Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #80Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #285Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #211Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #146Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #146Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP122aPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d370
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S45Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #165Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #233Page Scan
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXXIITextPage Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d428
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #55Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #LXXXIIPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P122aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P122aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P122aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P122.1Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P122aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #131Page Scan
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d53
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d295
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #337Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #240TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #240TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #225bTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #CXXIIaTextPage Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #283Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d26
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #50bPage Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #88Page Scan
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #12Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d128
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d130
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #343Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #197Page Scan
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