Pity the nations, O our God

Pity the nations, O our God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Pity the nations, O our God!
Constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious word abroad,
And bring the strangers home.

2 We long to see Thy churches full,
That all Thy faithful race
May, with one voice and heart and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace.


Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #219

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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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #219

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d342

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #694

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #694

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #537

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #537

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #527

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #527

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #527

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #527

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d542

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d77

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #355

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The Book of Worship #387

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #832

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #401

The Devotional Hymn Book #d384

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d215

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