Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord,
Affection sounds in every word:
Lo! thou art fair, my love," he cries,
"Not the young doves have sweeter eyes."
["Sweet are thy lips, thy pleasing voice
Salutes mine ear with secret joys;
No spice so much delights the smell,
Nor milk nor honey tastes so well.]
"Thou art all fair, my bride, to me,
I will behold no spot in thee."
What mighty wonders love performs,
And puts a comeliness on worms!
Defiled and loathsome as we are,
He makes us white, and calls us fair;
Adorns us with that heav'nly dress,
His graces and his righteousness.
"My sister and my spouse," he cries,
"Bound to my heart by various ties,
Thy powerful love my heart detains
In strong delight and pleasing chains."
He calls me from the leopard's den,
From this wild world of beasts and men,
To Zion, where his glories are;
Not Lebanon is half so fair.
Nor dens of prey, nor flowery plains,
Nor earthly joys, nor earthly pains,
Shall hold my feet or force my stay,
When Christ invites my soul away.
|Instances (1 - 20 of 20)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for the use of the pious #CXXXII||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||1814|
|A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #242||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1819|
|A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #305||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||1808|
|A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d145||Kind is the speech of Christ my Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1808|
|A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d147||Kind is the speech of Christ my Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1811|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #137||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||1801|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXXXVII||Completeness of Christ||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Long Metre||1790||After Sermon |||The Coll.|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #137||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||1819||The Coll.|
|Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #79||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||1816|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #I.LXXIII||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d176||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1825|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.73||Hymn 73||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Song of Solomon 4:1-11||1806|
|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.) #740||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1859|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #425||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d307||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1877|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #565||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Song of Solomon 4:1-11; Psalm 33||1835||God | our defence and salvation; God | all-sufficient; Works | and grace; Creation and Providence | ; Creatures | no trust in them; Creatures | vain, and God all-sufficient; God | his creation and providence; Grace | and providence; Praise | for creation and providence; Providence | and creation; Providence | in air, earth, and sea|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXXIII||Kind is the Speech of Christ our Lord||Song of Solomon 4:1; Song of Solomon 4:7-11||1766||Beauty of the Church in the Eyes of Christ | ; Song of Solomon paraphrased ||
|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.) #A73||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|
|The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.77||Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|
|The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d63||Kind is the speech of Christ my Lord||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1819|