The Church is the Garden of God

Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 112 hymnals

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Lord, it’s a pleasant thing to stand
in gardens planted by your hand;
that is the place I would be seen
like palm or cedar, fresh and green.

There grow your saints in faith and love,
blessed with your influence from above;
not Lebanon, with all its trees,
yields such a comely sight as these.

Well blessed with fruits of life, they show
that God is holy, just, and true.
All who approach your gates shall find
that you are faithful, good, and kind.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #40

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, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
Title: The Church is the Garden of God
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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In Melody and Songs #40

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