Pure are all the joys above the sky

Pure are all the joys above the sky

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: BOARDMAN
Published in 13 hymnals

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: Pure are all the joys above the sky
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d691

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d695

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d695

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #699

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #640

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d433

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #640

Hymns for Schools and Families #d396

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #320

The Choice #H133

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The Choice #H133

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #736

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