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Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand

Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand, And sing the solemn feast

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand,
And sing the solemn feast,
Where sweet celestial dainties stand
For every willing guest.

[The tree of life adorns the board
With rich immortal fruit;
And ne'er an angry flaming sword
To guard the passage to 't.

The cup stands crowned with living juice,
The fountain flows above,
And runs down streaming for our use,
In rivulets of love.]

The food's prepared by heav'nly art,
The pleasures well refined
They spread new life through every heart,
And cheer the drooping mind.

Shout and proclaim the Savior's love,
Ye saints that taste his wine
Join with your kindred saints above,
In loud hosannahs join.

A thousand glories to the God
That gives such joy as this;
Hosannah! let it sound abroad
And reach where Jesus is.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.20

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand, And sing the solemn feast
Title: Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #299

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d197

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d64

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d228

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #III.XX

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B107

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b107

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Hymns for Christian Melody #633

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.20

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d346

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The Columbian Repository #613

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The Columbian Repository #695

The Good Old Songs #d338

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #552

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The Psalms of David #III.XX

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B109

Universalist Hymn Book #d302

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