Lord, 'tis an infinite delight

Lord, 'tis an infinite delight

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 Lord, 'tis an infinite delight
To see thy lovely face,
To dwell whole ages in thy sight,
And feel thy vital rays.

2 This Gabriel knows; and sings thy name
With raptures on his tongue;
Moses the saint enjoys the same,
And heaven repeats the song.

3 While the bright nation sounds thy praise
From each eternal hill,
Sweet odors of exhaling grace
The happy region fill.

4 Thy love, a sea without a shore,
Spreads life and joy abroad;
O 'tis a heaven worth dying for
To see a smiling God.

3 Show me thy face, and I'll away
From all inferior things;
Speak, Lord, and here I quit my clay,
And stretch my airy wings.

6 Sweet was the journey to the sky
And wondrous prophet tried;
"Climb up the mount (says God) and die;"
The prophet climbed and died.

7 Softly his fainting head he lay
Upon his Maker's breast;
His Maker kissed his soul away,
And laid his flesh to rest.

8 In God's own arms he left the breath
That God"S own Spirit gave;
His was the noblest road to death,
And his the sweetest grave.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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 an infinite delight
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d173

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d196

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #147

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d194

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S13

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Hymns for Christian Melody #861

Hymns Selected #d123

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d123

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #120

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d147

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d161

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #582

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Revival Hymns #118

Select Hymns #d111

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d345

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #828

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The Baptist Praise Book #219

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #731

The Christian Psalter #d314

The Good Old Songs #d335

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1273

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d129

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