Sitting around our Father's board

Sitting around our Father's board

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 31 hymnals

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Sitting around our Father's board,
We raise our tuneful breath;
Our faith beholds her dying Lord,
And dooms our sins to death.]

We see the blood of Jesus shed,
Whence all our pardons rise
The sinner views th' atonement made,
And loves the sacrifice.

Thy cruel thorns, thy shameful cross,
Procure us heav'nly crowns;
Our highest gain springs from thy loss,
Our healing from thy wounds.

O! 'tis impossible that we,
Who dwell in feeble clay,
Should equal suff'rings bear for thee,
Or equal thanks repay.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.23

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: Sitting around our Father's board
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d657

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #138

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d277

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d430

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d90

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d721

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d851

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.23

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #XC

The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d490

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The Harp #815

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d255

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #222

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #555

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