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Let God the Father live

Let God the Father live

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

Let God the Father live
For ever on our tongues;
Sinners from his first love derive
The ground of all their songs.

Ye saints, employ your breath
In honor to the Son,
Who bought your souls from hell and death
By off'ring up his own.

Give to the Spirit praise
Of an immortal strain,
Whose light, and power, and grace conveys
Salvation down to men.

While God the Comforter
Reveals our pardoned sin,
O may the blood and water bear
The same record within.

To the great One in Three
That seal this grace in heav'n,
The Father, Son, and Spirit, be
Eternal glory giv'n.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.28

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Let God the Father live
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #124

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #III.XXVIII

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Parish Hymns #600

Parish Psalmody #d392

Parish Psalmody #d404


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.28

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The Columbian Repository #703

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #150

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The Psalmody #328

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #703

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The Psalms of David #III.XXVIII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #C28

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