Let those who bear the Christian name

Let those who bear the Christian name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 32 hymnals

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Let those who bear the Christian name
Their holy vows fulfil;
The saints, the followers of the Lamb,
Are men of honor still.

True to the solemn oaths they take,
Though to their hurt they swear;
Constant and just to all they speak,
For God and angels hear.

Still with their lips their hearts agree,
Nor flatt'ring words devise;
They know the God of truth can see
Through every false disguise.

They hate th' appearance of a lie
In all the shapes it wears;
They live in truth, and when they die,
Eternal life is theirs.

While hypocrites and liars fly
Before the Judge's frown,
His faithful friends, who fear a lie,
Receive th' immortal crown.

Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #332

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 those who bear the Christian name
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d96


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.35.2

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #151

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B151

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d317

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #330

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXVII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #332

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1000

Village Hymns #d298

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #222

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