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: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #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

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d353

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #389

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

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H229

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #229

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #LV

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

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d337

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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: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #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: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #229

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: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #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, for Christian Use and Worship #H222

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #254

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d233

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

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

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #431

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #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: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #237

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

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: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #352

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #404

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: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #217

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: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #665

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #423

The Devotional Hymn Book #d434

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #177

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #688

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #688

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #587

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