Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 66 hymnals

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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 >

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First Line: Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #133

Conference Hymns and Tunes #d62

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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: with tunes #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: or, Choir Melodies #d154

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


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

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Seamen's Hymns #133

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d377

Select Hymns #d113

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

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d131

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #552

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #173

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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.) #II.XVI

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The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #25

The Southern Psalmist #d497

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d520

Universalist Hymn Book #d305

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