Lo what a pleasant sight

Lo what a pleasant sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 Lo, what a pleasing sight
Are brethren that agree!
How blest are all whose hearts unite
In bonds of piety!

2 From those celestial springs,
Such streams of comfort flow,
As no increase of riches brings,
Nor honors can bestow.

3 All in their stations move,
And each performs his part,
In all the cares of life and love,
With sympathizing heart.

4 Formed for the purest joys,
By one desire possesed,
One aim the zeal of all employs,
To make each other blest.

5 No bliss can equal theirs,
Where such affections meet;
While praise devout, and mingled pray'rs,
Make their communion sweet.

6 'Tis the same pleasure fills
The breast in worlds above,
Where joy like morning dew distils,
And all the air is love.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #392

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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Lo, what a pleasing sight. This in a few collections is a rewritten form in S. M. of Watts's C. M. rendering of Ps. cxxxiii., from his Hymns, &c, 1707, and his Psalms of David, 1719, where it begins "Lo, what an entertaining sight" (p. 1240, i. 304.). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #279

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #438

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #289

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d296

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #332

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d296

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d161

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #392

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #392

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d191

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d141

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #434

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #434

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #434

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #434

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The Book of Worship #227

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #345

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d187

The Mennonite Hymnal #382

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