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Strait is the way, the door is strait

Strait is the way, the door is strait

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 115 hymnals

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Strait is the way, the door is strait,
That leads to joys on high;
'Tis but a few that find the gate,
While crowds mistake, and die.

Beloved self must be denied,
The mind and will renewed
Passion suppressed, and patience tried,
And vain desires subdued.

[Flesh is a dangerous foe to grace,
Where it prevails and rules;
Flesh must be humbled, pride abased,
Lest they destroy our souls.

The love of gold be banished hence,
That vile idolatry,
And every member, every sense,
in sweet subjection lie.]

The tongue, that most unruly power,
Requires a strong restraint;
We must be watchful every hour,
And pray, but never faint.

Lord, can a feeble, helpless worm
Fulfil a task so hard?
Thy grace must all my work perform,
And give the free reward.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.161

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: Strait is the way, the door is strait
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d671

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #185

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d181

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d228

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #524

A Collection of Evergreen Hymns, for All the People. New ed. #d132

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #174

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #342

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #48

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #223

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d353

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #389

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Baptist Chorals #154

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d810

Chapel Hymns #d507

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d817

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #265

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d948

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Church Psalmist #753

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Church Psalmist #753

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Church Psalmody #H229

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Church Psalmody #229

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

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

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

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d282

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d337

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.CLXI

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #85

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #85

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Hymns for Christian Melody #175

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Hymns for Social Worship #220

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d442

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d987

Hymns Selected #d187

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d186

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d283

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #229

Melodies of the Church #d908

Parish Psalmody #d741

Parish Psalmody #d755

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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H186

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d736

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d757

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #610

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d865

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d732

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.161

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #278

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H222

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Psalms and Hymns #254

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Revival Songs #244

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d233

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d436

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #321

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1012

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Songs for the Sanctuary #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #431

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Songs of the Church #237

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d173

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The American Sabbath School Singing Book #22

The Baptist Harmony #d340

The Baptist Harmony #d351

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #631

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #231.631

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The Baptist Hymn Book #631

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The Baptist Psalmody #352

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #404

The Choice #H188

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The Choice #H188

The Christian Hymn Book #d551

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d228

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d553

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #22

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The Christian Melodist #217

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The Christian Psalmist #196

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #182

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The Christian's Duty #CCLXV

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCLXV

The Church Hymn Book #d890

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d806

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The Columbian Repository #665

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #423

The Devotional Hymn Book #d434

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The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music #133a

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The Lyrica #177

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The Psalmist #688

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The Psalmist #688

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The Psalmody #587

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