Let all the heathen writers join

Let all the heathen writers join

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 127 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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If faithless writers spend long hours
to shape one perfect book,
great God, if once compared to yours,
how pointless theirs would look!

Not any perfect rules they gave
could show one sin forgiven,
nor lead a step beyond the grave,
but yours conduct to heaven!

Our faith, our love, and every grace,
fall far below your word,
for perfect truth and righteousness
dwell only with the Lord.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #78

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: Let all the heathen writers join
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #29

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #210

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d192

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #229

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #80

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #184

Christ in Song #d313

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d495

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d154

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #228a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #214b

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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.) #228a

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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.) #214b

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d142

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d174

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #219

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d57

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #400

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d203

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P45

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P45

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d161

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #193

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #193

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #213

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #213

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #252

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d132

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d603

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #242b

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d144

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #5

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #5

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #5

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #5

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In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #78

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New Union Hymns #173

Our Service of Song #d154

Parish Psalmody #d382

Parish Psalmody #d393

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d419

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d452

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.270

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P119.7

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Sacred Poetry #148

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d251

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Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #81

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #56

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Sunday-School Hymns #103

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d451

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #734

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #248.734

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The Baptist Hymn Book #734

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #290

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #266

The Christian Hymn Book #d339

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d146

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d343

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #161

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