Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord

Thus saith the mercy of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Published in 53 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Thus saith the mercy of the Lord,
"I'll be a God to thee;
I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they
Shall be a seed to Me."

2. Abram believed the promised grace,
And gave his child to God;
But water seals the blessing now,
That once was sealed with blood.

3. Jesus the ancient faith comfirms,
To our forefathers giv'n;
He takes young children to His arms,
And calls them heirs of heav'n.

4. Our God, how faithful are His ways!
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace,
Blots out His children's name.

5. Thus to the parents and their seed
Shall Thy salvation come;
And num'rous households meet at last
In one eternal home.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #160

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 saith the mercy of the Lord
Title: Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d149

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d115

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Chapel Hymns #d576

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d529

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XXIII


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

Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d176

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d271

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d501

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #106

Hymns Selected #d211

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d210

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d190

Parish Psalmody #d832

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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d821

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d854

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H537

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #459

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Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d479

Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d477

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The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory: the Best Old Hymns, the Best New Hymns #d199

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The New Christian Hymnal #160

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #I.CXXI

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