How pleasing, Lord, to see

How pleasing, Lord, to see

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: EVENING
Published in 15 hymnals

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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First Line: How pleasing, Lord, to see
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #442

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d126

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #928

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #928

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Hymns for Public Worship #532

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #635

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d273

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d207

The Golden Harp #d120

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The Gospel Psalmist #634

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