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O how divine how sweet the joy

O how divine how sweet the joy

Author: John Needham
Published in 120 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, how divine, how sweet the joy,
When but one sinner turns,
And with an humble, broken heart,
His sins and errors mourns.

2 Pleased with the news, the saints below
In songs their tongues employ;
Beyond the skies the tidings go,
And heaven is filled with joy.

3 Nor angels can their joys contain,
But kindle with new fire;
The sinner lost is found, they sing,
And strike the sounding lyre.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #412

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how divine how sweet the joy
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #681

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d277

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Baptist Chorals #181

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #293

Chapel Hymns #d408

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Chapel Hymns #36

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Choice Hymns #140

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d670

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Church Harmonies #371

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #592

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Church Psalmist #316

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Church Psalmist #316

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Church Psalmist #316

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d508

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David's Harp #80

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Evangelical Hymns #234

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d187

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #351

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #351

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #490

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #490

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Hymns for Social Worship #294

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #316

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #316

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d777

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #96

Hymns of Zion #d150

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #583

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d305

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Hymns, Selected and Original #583

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Hymns #583

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Hymns #583

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Hymns #583

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Hymns #583

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #111

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #231

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New Union Hymns #168

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #131b

Oriola #d163

Oriola #d164

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Parish Hymns #411

Parish Psalmody #d587

Parish Psalmody #d600

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #630

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d584

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H442

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #144

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S114

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B144

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Revival Gems #174

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Revival Hymns #72

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #186

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #216

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Seamen's Hymns #316

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d444

Select Hymns #d316

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Select Hymns #388

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d289

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Social Hymn Book #216

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Social Psalmist #316

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad790

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Songs for the Sanctuary #457

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Songs for the Sanctuary #457

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Songs for the Sanctuary #457

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #457

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #457

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Songs of the Church #966

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Temple Melodies #153

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The Baptist Harp #446

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #534

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #166.534

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The Baptist Hymn Book #534

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The Baptist Hymn Book #628

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The Baptist Psalmody #887

The Book of Praise #d555

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #765

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #357

The Choral Friend #d56

The Choralist #d252

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The Christian Hymn Book #358

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The Christian hymnal #363

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The Christian Melodist #187

The Church Hymn Book #d699

The Church Hymn Book #d395

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #182

The Devotional Hymn Book #d339

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The Melodeon #54

The Pearl #d78

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #483

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The Psalmist #780

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