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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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First Line: Pity the nations, O our God
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #397

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #397

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #397

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #499

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #499

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #499

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #219

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #640

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Church Harmonies #768

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d342

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #694

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #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 #527

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Hymns #527

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Hymns #527

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Hymns #527

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Hymns #527

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Missionary Services and Hymnal #57

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 #832

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #401

The Devotional Hymn Book #d384

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book #d215

The Republican Hymn Book #77

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