Let him embrace my soul, and prove
Mine interest in his heav'nly love;
The voice that tells me, "Thou art mine,"
Exceeds the blessings of the vine.
On thee th' anointing Spirit came,
And spreads the savor of thy name;
That oil of gladness and of grace
Draws virgin souls to meet thy face.
Jesus, allure me by thy charms,
My soul shall fly into thine arms!
Our wand'ring feet thy favors bring
To the fair chambers of the King.
[Wonder and pleasure tune our voice
To speak thy praises and our joys;
Our memory keeps this love of thine
Beyond the taste of richest wine.]
Though in ourselves deformed we are,
And black as Kedar's tents appear,
Yet, when we put thy beauties on,
Fair as the courts of Solomon.
[While at his table sits the King,
He loves to see us smile and sing;
Our graces are our best perfume,
And breathe like spikenard round the room.]
As myrrh new bleeding from the tree,
Such is a dying Christ to ine
And while he makes my soul his guest,
My bosom, Lord, shall be thy rest.
[No beams of cedar or of fir
Can with thy courts on earth compare;
And here we wait, until thy love
Raise us to nobler seats above.]
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #77||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1819|
|A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #290||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|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.LXVI||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.66||Hymn 66||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Song of Solomon 1:2-5; Song of Solomon 1:12; Song of Solomon 1:13; Song of Solomon 1:17||1806|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #418||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d312||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1877|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #558||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts||L. M.||Song of Solomon 1:2-5; Song of Solomon 1:12; Song of Solomon 1:13; Song of Solomon 1:17; Psalm 30:6-12||1835||Health | sickness, and recovery; Recovery from Sickness | ; Sickness healed | ; Praise | for health restored|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.LXVI||Let him embrace my Soul, and prove||Song of Solomon 1:2-5; Song of Solomon 1:12-13; Song of Solomon 1:17||1766||Communion between Christ and the Church | ; Church Conversing with Christ viz. seeking, finding, calling, answering | ; Lord Jesus at his own Table | ; Presence of Christ in Worship | ; 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.) #A66||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||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.72||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|
|The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d256||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|
|The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #391||Let him embrace my soul, and prove||Watts||1836|