A Lovely Carriage

O 'tis a lovely thing to see

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 36 hymnals

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O 'tis a lovely thing to see
A man of prudent heart,
Whose thoughts, and lips, and life agree
To act a useful part.

When envy, strife, and wars begin
In little angry souls,
Mark how the sons of peace come in,
And quench the kindling coals.

Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,
Nor let their fury rise;
Nor passion moves their lips to speak,
Nor pride exalts their eyes.

Their frame is prudence mixed with love,
Good works fulfil their day;
They join the serpent with the dove,
But cast the sting away.

Such was the Savior of mankind,
Such pleasures he pursued;
His flesh and blood were all refined,
His soul divinely good.

Lord, can these plants of virtue grow
In such a heart as mine?
Thy grace my nature can renew,
And make my soul like thine.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #320

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 'tis a lovely thing to see
Title: A Lovely Carriage
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #317

A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #272

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXIX

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #352

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #352

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #178

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.36

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d339

The Christian Psalter #d431

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #758

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #320

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