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

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

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 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

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

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

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #20

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #41

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #279

Annotations upon Popular Hymns #23

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: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #80

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #146

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #146

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

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

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

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #240

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #225b

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d26

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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