Lord, at thy temple we appear

Lord, at thy temple we appear

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 76 hymnals

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Lord, at thy temple we appear,
As happy Simeon came,
And hope to meet our Savior here;
O make our joys the same!

With what divine and vast delight
The good old man was filled,
When fondly in his withered arms
He clasped the holy child!

"Now I can leave this world," he cried,
"Behold, thy servant dies;
I've seen thy great salvation, Lord,
And close my peaceful eyes.

"This is the light prepared to shine
Upon the Gentile lands,
Thine Isr'el's glory, and their hope
To break their slavish bands."

[Jesus! the vision of thy face
Hath overpowering charms;
Scarce shall I feel death's cold embrace,
If Christ be in my arms.

Then while ye hear my heart-strings breuk,
How sweet my minutes roll!
A mortal paleness on my cheek,
And glory in my soul.]



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #655

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: Lord, at thy temple we appear
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d457

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #322

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #613

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d207

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d192

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d200

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d304

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d109

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A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #LXXVI

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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d538

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d301

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #94

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Hymns for Christian Melody #860

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Hymns for Church and Home #73

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #201

Hymns Selected #d119

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d119

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d191

Original and Selected Reformation Hymns ... dedicated to the Twelve Tribes of the Lord's Modern Israel #d55

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.19

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Sacred Melodies: for conference and prayer meetings and for social and private devotion (5th ed.) #69

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d260

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #121

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #655

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d123

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.XIX

The Revivalist: a Collection of Popular Hymns for Revival Occasions #d40

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