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How did my heart rejoice to hear

How did my heart rejoice to hear

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 282 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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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d302

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #361

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d85

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d106

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #639

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #358

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #358

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #358

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

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #238

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d211

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #345

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #435

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #11

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CXXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CXXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #9

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d134

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #5

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #5

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #5

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #20

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d120

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #304

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #252

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d45

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #A31

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #A45

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #7

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #7

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #20

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #41

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #279

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American Psalmody #70a

Annotations upon Popular Hymns #23

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Baptist Chorals #180

Baptist Harmony #d98

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d71

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #54

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d343

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #80

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Carmina Sanctorum #80

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Christian Hymns #211

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Christian Praise #146

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Christian Praise #146

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d370

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S45

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Church Choral-Book #165

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Church Choral-Book #233

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Church Hymn Book #P.CXXII

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d428

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Church Melodies #55

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Church music #LXXXII

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Church Psalmist #P122a

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Church Psalmist #P122a

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Church Psalmist #P122a

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Church Psalmody #P122.1

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Church Psalmody #P122a

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Church Psalmody #131

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d295

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #240

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #225b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXXIIa

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #281

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Dyer's Psalmist #283

Evangelical Musick #d26

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Evangelical Musick #50b

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Evangelical Musick #88

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d128

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d130

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