O for a sight, a pleasing sight

O for a sight, a pleasing sight

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 32 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 (1 - 32 of 32)

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d760

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Church Psalmody #H387

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Church Psalmody #387

Evangelical Musick #d55

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Evangelical Musick #119

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #172

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #387

Melodies of the Church #d727

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d650

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Psalms and Hymns #420

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Selah #68b

Songs for the New Life #d452

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad766

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1257

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1257

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1257

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1257

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1257

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1257

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The Baptist Harp #579

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The Baptist Psalmody #1281

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d129

The Book of Praise #d538

The Book of Worship #d358

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d111

The Christian Harmony #d236

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The Psalmist #1154

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The Psalmist #1154

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The Sacred Lyre #430

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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