Thus Did the Sons of Abram Pass

Thus did the sons of Abram pass

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thus did the sons of Abrah'm pass
Under the bloody seal of grace;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
'Till Christ the painful bondage broke.

2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove
His Father's cov'nant and his love;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,
Nor does forbid their infant race.

3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,
Their children set apart for God;
His spirit on their offspring shed,
Like water pour'd upon the head.

4 Let ev'ry saint with cheerful voice
In this large covenant rejoice;
Young children in their early days
Shall give the God of Abrah'm praise.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLXXIII

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: Thus did the sons of Abram pass
Title: Thus Did the Sons of Abram Pass
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d527

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #688

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

Hymns for Schools and Families #d501

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #88

Hymns Selected #d208

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d207


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.127

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #531

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d223

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