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Now Have Our Hearts Embraced Our God

Now have our hearts embraced our God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

Now have our hearts embraced our God,
We would forget all earthly charms,
And wish to die, as Simeon would,
With his young Savior in his arms.

Our lips should learn that joyful song,
Were but our hearts prepared like his
Our souls still willing to be gone,
And at thy word depart in peace.

Here we have seen thy face, O Lord,
And viewed salvation with our eyes,
Tasted and felt the living word,
The bread descending from the skies.

Thou hast prepared this dying Lamb,
Hast set his blood before our face,
To teach the terrors of thy name,
And show the wonders of thy grace.

He is our light; our morning star
Shall shine on nations yet unknown;
The glory of thine Isr'el here,
And joy of spirits near thy throne.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.14

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: Now have our hearts embraced our God
Title: Now Have Our Hearts Embraced Our God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d71

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

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Hymns for Christian Melody #965

Hymns Selected #d151

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d151

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.14

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The Columbian Repository #689

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #546

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d158

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The Psalms of David #III.XIV

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #C14

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