O for a sight, a pleasing sight

O for a sight, a pleasing sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 31 hymnals

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 for a sight, a pleasing sight
Author: Isaac Watts

Notes

0 for a sight, a pleasing sight. Part of "Descend from heaven, immortal Dove," p. 289, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d760
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H387Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #387Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d55
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #119Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #172Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #387Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d727
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d650
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #420Page Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #68bPage Scan
Songs for the New Life #d452
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad766
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1257Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1257Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1257Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1257Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1257Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #579Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1281Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d129
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d538
The Book of Worship #d358
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d111
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d236
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1154Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1154Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #430Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d624
The Service of Praise #d208
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d395



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