Lo! what an entertaining sight

Lo! what an entertaining sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: HEATH
Published in 158 hymnals

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Lo! what an entertaining sight
Are brethren that agree!
Brethren, whose cheerful hearts unite
In bands of piety!

When streams of love from Christ the spring
Descend to every soul,
And heav'nly peace, with balmy wing,
Shades and bedews the whole;

'Tis like the oil, divinely sweet,
On Aaron's reverend head
The trickling drops perfumed his feet,
And o'er his garments spread.

'Tis pleasant as the morning dews
That fall on Zion's hill,
Where God his mildest glory shows,
And makes his grace distil.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #313

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: Lo! what an entertaining sight
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d127

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d153

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #185

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d77

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d341

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d248

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d137

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d496

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d494

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #899

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d215

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d356

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d202

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d298

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #322

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #436

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d182

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d161

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #325

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d103

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d528

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d297

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d596

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #684

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #252a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #236b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (3rd. ed.) #252a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (4th ed.) #236b

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #231

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #748

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d306

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #748

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d54

Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d49

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #918

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #918

Hymns for Schools and Families #d277

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #504

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Hymns for Social Meetings #79

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #984

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d284

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d635

Missionary Hymns #d57

Parish Psalmody #d410

Parish Psalmody #d422

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d82

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d235

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d192

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d149

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d450

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.303

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P133.1

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