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Thee we adore, Eternal Word, the Father's equal Son

Thee we adore, Eternal Word, the Father's equal Son

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LUCERNE (Gregorian)
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thee we adore, Eternal Word!
The Father's equal Son;
By heaven's obedient hosts adored,
Ere time its course begun.

2 The first creation has displayed
Thine energy divine;
For not a single thing was made
By other hands than Thine.

3 But ransoned sinners, with delight,
Sublimer facts survey,--
The all-creating Word unites
Himself to dust and clay.

4 Creation's Author now assumes
A creature's humble form:
A man of grief and woe becomes,
And trod on like a worm.

5 The Lord of glory bears the shame
To vile transgressors due;
Justice the Prince of life condemns
To die in anguish too.

6 God over all, for ever blessed,
The righteous curse endures;
And thus, to souls with sin distressed,
Eternal bliss insures.

7 What wonders in Thy person meet,
My Savior, all divine!
I fall with rapture at Thy feet,
And would be wholly Thine.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #61

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: Thee we adore, Eternal Word, the Father's equal Son
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #67

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #12

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #129a

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d504

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d280

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #111

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #61

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #61

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d429

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Hymns selected from various authors #41

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #101

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Hymns, Selected and Original #101

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Hymns #101

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Hymns #101

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Hymns #101

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Hymns #101

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Pocket Hymns #74

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d541

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The Baptist Hymn Book #166

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The Book of Worship #48

The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d542

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #847a

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d166

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The Voice of Praise #141

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Zion's Songster #33

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