Let the old heathens tune their song
Of great Diana and of Jove;
But the sweet theme that moves my tongue
Is my Redeemer and his love.
Behold, a God descends and dies
To save my soul from gaping hell:
How the black gulf where Satan lies
Yawned to receive me when I fell!
How justice frowned, and vengeance stood
To drive me down to endless pain!
But the great Son proposed his blood,
And heav'nly wrath grew mild again.
Infinite Lover! gracious Lord!
To thee be endless honors giv'n;
Thy wondrous name shall be adored
Round the wide earth and wider heav'n.
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.XXI||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d252||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1832|
|Hymns for Christian Melody #137||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.21||Hymn 21||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts||L. M.||1806|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #525||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #276||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XXI||Let the old Heathens tune their Song||1766||Praise to the Redeemer ||
|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.) #B21||Let the old heathens tune their song||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.140||Let the old heathens tune their song||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|