Now By the Bowels of My God

Now by the bowels of my God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 35 hymnals

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Now by the bowels of my God,
His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
By his last groans, his dying blood,
I charge my soul to love the saints.

Clamor, and wrath, and war, begone,
Envy and spite, for ever cease;
Let bitter words no more be known
Amongst the saints, the sons of peace.

The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife:
Why should we vex and grieve his love
Who seals our souls to heav'nly life?

Tender and kind be all our thoughts,
Through all our lives let mercy run;
So God forgives our num'rous faults,
For the dear sake of Christ his Son.

Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #314

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: Now by the bowels of my God
Title: Now By the Bowels of My God
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d538

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #198

A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d353

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d184

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d187

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d623

Hymns Selected #d149

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d149

Parish Psalmody #d540

Parish Psalmody #d553

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d584


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.130

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d201

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d107

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #292

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #596

The Christian Hymn Book #d436

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d180

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d440

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #195

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #314

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d156

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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.) #I.CXXX

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