Let all the heathen writers join

Let all the heathen writers join

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 125 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 #29Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #202Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #202Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #202TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #210TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d192
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #52Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #189Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #229Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #80Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #184Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #184Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d271
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #757Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #41Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #179bPage Scan
Christ in Song #d313
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #365TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #200Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #219Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #219Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP119gPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d495
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P119iPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P119iPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P119iPage Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d154
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #7Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #336Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #228aTextPage 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.) #228aTextPage 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.) #214bTextPage 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.) #CXIXgTextPage Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d142
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d174
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #219Page Scan
Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d57
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #400Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d203
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P45Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P45Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d161
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #193Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #193Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #213Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #213Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #252Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d132
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d603
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #242bPage Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d144
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #5Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d415
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #5TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #5Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #5Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #5Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #5Page Scan
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #78Text
New Union Hymns #173Page Scan
Our Service of Song #d154
Parish Psalmody #d382
Parish Psalmody #d393
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P119gPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d419
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d432
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d452
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.270Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P119.7Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P119.7Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P119gPage 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 #119gPage Scan
Sacred Poetry #148Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d244
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d243
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #CXIXhPage Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d251
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #122Page Scan
Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #81Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #56Page Scan
Sunday-School Hymns #103Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d451
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #734Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #248.734Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #734Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #290Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #266Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d339
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d146
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d343
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #161Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P119rPage 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 #P119gPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d280

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