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Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SAVING GRACE
Published in 66 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace
Shines through the beauties of thy face,
And lights our passions to a flame!
Lord, how we love thy charming name!

When I can say, "My God is mine,"
When I can feel thy glories shine,
I tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that earth calls good or great.

While such a scene of sacred joys
Our raptured eyes and souls employs,
Here we could sit, and gaze away
A long, an everlasting day.

Well, we shall quickly pass the night
To the fair coasts of perfect light;
Then shall our joyful senses rove
O'er the dear object of our love.

[There shall we drink full draughts of bliss,
And pluck new life from heav'nly trees:
Yet now and then, dear Lord, bestow
A drop of heav'n on worms below.

Send comforts down from thy right hand,
While we pass through this barren land,
And in thy temple let us see
A glimpse of love, a glimpse of thee.]



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.16.2

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, what a heav'n of saving grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #563

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #22

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d175

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #75

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #336

Association Songs No.1 #d88

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d561

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Church Melodies #549

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Church Psalmist #133

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Church Psalmist #133

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Church Psalmist #133

Conference Hymns and Tunes #d62

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #265

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Evangelical Hymns #280

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Evangelical Hymns #145

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d230

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.XVI

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #50

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #50

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d263

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Hymns for Christian Melody #537

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #556

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d201

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #243

Psalmista #d154

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d494

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.16.2

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #516

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Seamen's Hymns #133

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d377

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Selah #52c

Select Hymns #d113

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Social Psalmist #133

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #402

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #243

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d350

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The Baptist Hymn Book #975

The Brethren Hymnal #15

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #412

The Christian Hymn Book #d393

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d161

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d398

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #107

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #340

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The Columbian Repository #520

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The Lexington Collection #28

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #402

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #402

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The New York Choralist #37

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The New York Choralist #53b

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #63

The Psalmodist #d131

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The Psalmody #552

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #173

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The Psalms of David #II.XVI

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B16

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.135

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The Sacred Lyre #25

The Southern Psalmist #d497

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d520

Universalist Hymn Book #d305

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