O Blessed souls are they

O Blessed souls are they

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 186 hymnals

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O blessed souls are they,
whose sins are covered o’er!
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord
imputes their guilt no more!

They mourn their follies past,
and keep their hearts with care;
their lips and lives, without deceit,
shall prove their faith sincere.

Let sinners learn to pray;
let saints keep near the throne.
Our help in times of deep distress
is found in God alone.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #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 >

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First Line: O Blessed souls are they
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 186)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #279

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #254

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #254

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #254

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d584

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d586

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d586

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #463

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d358

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #232

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #288

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #304

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A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs #LIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #368

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #95a

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #283

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #62

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #271

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #66

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCLIX

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCLIX

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #283

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #283

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Baptist Chorals #262

Cantica Laudis #d213

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Carmina Sacra #145a

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Christian Melodies #124

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Christian Melodies #124

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d647

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Church Choral-Book #336

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d750

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Church Melodies #36

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Church music #CLXXXII

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Church Psalmist #P32c

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Church Psalmist #P32c

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Church Psalmist #P32c

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Church Psalmody #P32.3

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Church Psalmody #P32c

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Church Psalmody #28

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #60

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #55

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #60

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #55

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXXIIa

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #67

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d178

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #379

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #406

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a406

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d362

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #379

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #316

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #511

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d270

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P7

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P7

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d215

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Hymns for Christian Melody #31

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Hymns for Christian Melody #163

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Hymns for Social Worship #226

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d191

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Hymns selected from various authors #183

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #299

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d173

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d189

Text

In Melody and Songs #14

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P32c

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d124

Melodies of the Church #d717

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Musica Sacra #244

Our Service of Song #d186

Parish Psalmody #d565

Parish Psalmody #d577

Plymouth Collection #d55

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d588

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #58

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d552

Text

Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.69

Pages

Exclude 184 pre-1979 instances
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