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Jesus invites his saints

Jesus invites his saints

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 231 hymnals

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1 Jesus invites his saints
to meet around his board;
here pardoned rebels sit and hold
communion with their Lord.

2 This holy bread and wine
maintains our fainting breath,
by union with our living Lord,
and int'rest in his death.

3 Our heav'nly Father calls
Christ and his members one;
we the young children of his love,
and he the first-born Son.

4 We are but sev'ral parts
of the same broken bread;
our body hath its sev'ral limbs,
but Jesus is the Head.

5 Let all our pow'rs be joined
his glorious name to raise;
pleasure and love fill ev'ry mind,
and ev'ry voice be praise.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #540

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 >



SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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The Cyber Hymnal #3329
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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Small Church Music #7012
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #612
Rejoice in the Lord #540TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #409
Small Church Music #7012Audio
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #541
The Cyber Hymnal #3329TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #505
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