How honored is the sacred place

How honored is the sacred place

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 How honored is the sacred place
Where we adoring stand--
Zion! the gory of the earth,
And beauty of the land!

2 Bulwarks of mighty grace defend
The city where we dwell:
The walls, of strong salvation made,
Defy th' assaults of hell.

3 Lift up the everlasting gates,
The doors wide open fling;
Enter, ye nations that obey
The statutes of our King.

4 Here shall you taste unmingled joys,
And live in perfect peace;
You who have known Jehovah's name,
And ventured on His grace.

5 Trust in the Lord; for ever trust,
And banish all your fears:
Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells,
Eternal as His years.

Source: The Book of Worship #115

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d84
The Book of Worship #d192
The Book of Worship #115TextPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #35dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d398
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