How large the promise, how divine

How large the promise, how divine

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 146 hymnals

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How large the promise, how divine,
To Abram and his seed!
"I'll be a God to thee and thine,
Supplying all their need."

The words of his extensive love
From age to age endure;
The Angel of the cov'nant proves,
And seals the blessing sure.

Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our great fathers giv'n;
He takes young children to his arms,
And calls them heirs of heav'n.

Our God, how faithful are his ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of his grace
Blots out the children's name.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #527

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 Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d339

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d340

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d339

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #283

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d237

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d219

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #741

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #445

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #155

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #155

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #545

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #35

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #306

Chapel Hymns #d237

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d210

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Church Hymns and Tunes #564

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d440

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #435

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #692

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #457

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H421

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #421

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d304

Gospel Hymns #d197

Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d55

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #236

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #325

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d211

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d191

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #236

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #447

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #447

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #743

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #86

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #862

Hymns for Schools and Families #d212

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #87

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #254

Hymns Selected #d90

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d90

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d82

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d325

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Methodist Hymn-Book #689

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d50

My Little Singing Book #d27

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #523

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #507

Parish Psalmody #d298

Parish Psalmody #d306

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d329

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1038

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d337

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d318

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.113

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H538

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d203

Social Harmony #d19

Songs for the New Life #d245

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1053

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1053

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1053

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1053

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1053

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Songs of Praise: a selection of standard hymns and tunes for the Sunday-shcools and social meetings #68

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #615

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d179

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