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Jesus, we bless thy Father's name

Jesus, we bless thy Father's name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

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Jesus, we bless thy Father's name;
Thy God and ours are both the same;
What heav'nly blessings from his throne
Flow down to sinners through his Son!

"Christ be my first elect," he said,
Then chose our souls in Christ our head,
Before he gave the mountains birth,
Or laid foundations for the earth.

Thus did eternal love begin
To raise us up from death and sin;
Our characters were then decreed,
"Blameless in love, a holy seed."

Predestinated to be sons,
Born by degrees, but chose at once,
A new regenerated race,
To praise the glory of his grace.

With Christ our Lord we share our part
In the affections of his heart;
Nor shall our souls be thence removed,
Till he forgets his first-beloved.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #125

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: Jesus, we bless thy Father's name
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d415

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #39

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #136

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.LIV

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Pocket Hymns #153

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.54

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #LII

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d304

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The Baptist Hymn Book #217

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The Columbian Repository #406

The Good Old Songs #d301

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The Gospel Hymn Book #184

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #XLI

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #XLI

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #251

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #125

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The Psalms and Hymns #13c

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The Psalms of David #I.LIV

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A54

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