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The voice of my Beloved sounds

The voice of my Beloved sounds Over the rocks and rising grounds

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 49 hymnals

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The voice of my Beloved sounds
Over the rocks and rising grounds;
O'er hills of guilt and seas of grief
He leaps, he flies to my relief.

Now through the veil of flesh I see
With eyes of love he looks at me;
Now in the gospel's clearest glass
He shows the beauties of his face.

Gently he draws my heart along,
Both with his beauties and his tongue;
"Rise," saith my Lord, "make haste away,
No mortal joys are worth thy stay.

"The Jewish wintry state is gone,
The mists are fled, the spring comes on;
The sacred turtle-dove we hear
Proclaim the new, the joyful year.

"Th' immortal vine of heav'nly root
Blossoms, and buds, and gives her fruit:"
Lo! we are come to taste the wine;
Our souls rejoice, and bless the vine.

And when we hear our Jesus say,
"Rise up, my love, make haste away!"
Our hearts would fain outfly the wind,
And leave all earthly loves behind.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #561

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: The voice of my Beloved sounds Over the rocks and rising grounds
Title: The voice of my Beloved sounds
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 49 of 49)
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #37

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #356

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d118

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d566

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d89

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d342

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d587

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #160

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #160

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #160

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d278

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A New Version of the Psalms of David #HXV

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #74

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d371

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Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #XV

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Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #XV

Asaph #d288

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d254

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d311

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

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d478

Hymns Selected #d198

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d197

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d300

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d251

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d242

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d241

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.69

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #343

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d415

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The Baptist Hymn Book #352

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d166

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The Columbian Repository #421

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d304

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The Lexington Collection #11

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d259

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d263

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #561

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d213

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The Psalms of David #I.LXIX

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A69

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.74

The Tabernacle #d316

Zion's Hill #d64

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