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This is the day when Christ arose

This is the day when Christ arose So early from the dead

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 58 hymnals

Representative Text

This is the day when Christ arose
So early from the dead:
Why should I my eyelids close,
And waste my hours in bed?

This is the day when Jesus broke
The powers of death and hell;
And shall I still wear Satan’s yoke,
And love my sins so well?

To–day, with pleasure, Christians meet,
To pray, and hear thy Word;
And I would go with cheerful feet
To learn thy will, O Lord!

I’ll leave my sport, to read and pray,
And so prepare for heaven:
O may I love this blessed day
The best of all the seven!

Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXVII

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 >

Text Information

First Line: This is the day when Christ arose So early from the dead
Title: This is the day when Christ arose
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



Instances (1 - 58 of 58)
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A Collection of Hymns #378

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #2

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d282

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d225

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #35

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Divine and Moral Songs #HXXVII

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Divine Songs for Children #XXVI

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Divine Songs #27

Family Hymns #d243

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d129

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d130

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d133

Hymns for Children and Youth #d35

Hymns for Children and Youth #d46

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Hymns for Christian Melody #745

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Hymns for Church and Home #360

Hymns for Schools and Families #d487

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #99

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Hymns for Social Worship #473

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d213

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #298

Jewel Selections #d181

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d169

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d159

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Precious Gems No. l #140

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d263

Sabbath School Choir #d35

Sabbath School Psalmody #d45

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d492

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #144

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Songs, Divine and Moral #124

Sunday School Hymn Book #d162

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #71

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #350

The Baptist Harmony #d383

The Baptist Harmony #d394

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d400

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The Child's Hymn Book #114

The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d40

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The Christian Lyre #37

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The Christian Lyre #37

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The Christian Lyre #37

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #46

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d135

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #30b

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The Sabbath School Minstrel #34

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #258

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d37

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The Sunday School Singing Book #29

Union Hymns. Rev. #d395

Union Hymns. Rev. #d408

Vestry Songs #d208

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #25

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d264

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