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Saints, At Your Heav'nly Father's Word

Saints, at your heav'nly Father's word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 38 hymnals

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Saints, at your heav'nly Father's word
Give up your comforts to the Lord;
He shall restore what you resign,
Or grant you blessings more divine.

So Abram with obedient hand
Led forth his son at God's command;
The wood, the fire, the kiufe, he took,
His arm prepared the dreadful stroke.

"Abram, forbear!" the angel cried,
Thy faith is known, thy love is tried
Thy son shall live, and in thy seed
Shall the whole earth be blest indeed."

Just in the last distressing hour
Tie Lord displays deliv'ring power;
The mount of dauger is the place
Where we shall see surprising grace.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #330

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: Saints, at your heav'nly Father's word
Title: Saints, At Your Heav'nly Father's Word
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Psalms of David #I.CXXIX

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A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XLI

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.XXV

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXV

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXV

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.CXXIX

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The Columbian Repository #481

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.129

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #202

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #552

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.110

The Choice #H459

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d316

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #397

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Hymns for Christian Melody #483

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d801

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #292

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #330

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #40

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #174

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #40

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #577

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A129

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #619

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d705

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d686

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d97

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The Psalmody #1219

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Manual of Devotion #88

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The Choice #H459

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #937

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The Baptist Hymn Book #653

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Revival Hymns #26

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #297

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