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The Death and Resurrection of Christ

I set the Lord before my face

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: DALEHURST
Published in 42 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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I set the Lord before my face,
He bears my courage up;
My heart and tongue their joys express,
My flesh shall rest in hope.

"My spirit, Lord, thou wilt not leave
Where souls departed are;
Nor quit my body to the grave,
To see corruption there.

"Thou wilt reveal the path of life,
And raise me to thy throne;
Thy courts immortal pleasure give,
Thy presence joys unknown."

[Thus, in the name of Christ, the Lord,
The holy David sung;
And Providence fulfils the word
Of his prophetic tongue.

Jesus, whom ev'ry saint adores,
Was crucified and slain:
Behold, the tomb its prey restores!
Behold, he lives again!

When shall my feet arise and stand
On heav'n's eternal hills?
There sits the Son at God's right hand,
And there the Father smiles.]



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.35

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I set the Lord before my face
Title: The Death and Resurrection of Christ
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3051
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Instances

Instances (1 - 42 of 42)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #LXXXIXText
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d475
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P16cPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P16cPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P16cPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P16.5Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P16ePage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #436Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #33TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #33TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #29TextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #XVIeTextPage Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P16ePage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d451
Parish Psalmody #d325
Parish Psalmody #d334
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.35Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P16.5Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P16ePage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #16ePage Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d208
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d207
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #XVIcPage Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #133aPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #442Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d213
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #703Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P16ePage Scan
The Church-Book #d177
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #35Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3051TextScoreAudio
The Modern Psalmist #d126
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d270
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1127Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1127Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #237Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XVIeTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P16eTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #28TextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #16ePage Scan
The Sabbath School Choir #d27
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #107Page Scan
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