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Now in the galleries of his grace

Now in the galleries of his grace

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

Now in the galleries of his grace
Appears the King, and thus he says,
"How fair my saints are in my sight!
My love how pleasant for delight!"

Kind is thy language, sovereign Lord,
There's heav'nly grace in every word;
From that dear mouth a stream divine
Flows sweeter than the choicest wine.

Such wondrous love awakes the lip
Of saints that were almost asleep,
To speak the praises of thy name,
And makes our cold affections flame.

These are the joys he lets us know
In fields and villages below;
Gives us a relish of his love,
But keeps his noblest feast above.

In Paradise, within the gates,
A higher entertainment waits
Fruits new and old laid up in store,
Where we shall feed, but thirst no more.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #569

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 in the galleries of his grace
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d544

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #359

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #279

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #181

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

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.77

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The Baptist Hymn Book #741

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The Columbian Repository #429

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #569

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The Psalms of David #I.LXXVII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A77

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.81

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