Our spirits join t' adore the Lamb

Our spirits join t' adore the Lamb

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 26 hymnals

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Our spirits join t' adore the Lamb;
O that our feeble lips could move
In strains immortal as his name,
And melting as his dying love!

Was ever equal pity found?
The Prince of heav'n resigns his breath,
And pours his life out on the ground,
To ransom guilty worms from death.

[Rebels, we broke our Maker's laws
He from the threat'nings set us free,
Bore the full vengeance on his cross,
And nailed the curses to the tree.]

[The law proclaims no terror now,
And Sinai's thunder roars no more;
From all his wounds new blessings flow,
A sea of joy without a shore.

Here we have washed our deepest stains,
And healed our wounds with heav'nly blood;
Blest fountain! springing from the veins
Of Jesus, our incarnate God.]

In vain our mortal voices strive
To speak compassion so divine;
Had we a thousand lives to give,
A thousand lives should all be thine.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.22

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: Our spirits join t' adore the Lamb
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d74

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #279

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #706

General Baptist Hymn Book #d384

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #483

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d85

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d345

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d390

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d198

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.22

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S126

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The Baptist Praise Book #338

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #928

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d200

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #189

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The Gospel Psalmist #552

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #833

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #554

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #III.XXII

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