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Not Diff'rent Food, or Diff'rent Dress

Not different food nor different dress

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 27 hymnals

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Not diff'rent food, or diff'rent dress,
Compose the kingdom of our Lord;
But peace, and joy, and righteousness,
Faith, and obedience to his word.

When weaker Christians we despise,
We do the gospel mighty wrong;
For God, the gracious and the wise,
Receives the feeble with the strong.

Let pride and wrath be banished hence;
Meekness and love our souls pursue;
Nor shall our practice give offence
To saints, the Gentile or the Jew.

Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #315

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: Not different food nor different dress
Title: Not Diff'rent Food, or Diff'rent Dress
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d534

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #197

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d214

A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d348

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d615

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #191

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d344

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #214

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.CXXVI

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #399

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #399

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Hymns for Christian Melody #439

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Manual of Devotion #95


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.126

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d198

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d75

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The Christian's Duty #CXCI

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CXCI

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The Columbian Repository #478

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The Gospel Psalmist #381

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #315

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The Psalms of David #I.CXXVI

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A126

The Universalist Hymn Book #d313

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #388

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The Vocal Companion #22

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