Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 35 hymnals

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Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord,
"Blest is the man that hears my word,
Keeps daily watch before my gates,
And at my feet for mercy waits.

"The soul that seeks me shall obtain
Immortal wealth and heav'nly gain;
Immortal life is his reward;
Life, and the favor of the Lord.

"But the vile wretch that flies from me
Doth his own soul an injury;
Fools that against my grace rebel
Seek death, and love the road to hell."



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #198

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 Wisdom of the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d775

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #235

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LIV

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H264

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #264

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #255

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d315

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1014

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.93

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d275

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #142

The Church Hymn Book #d1028

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #456

The Millennial Harp #d462

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #170

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #198

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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.XCIII

The Vestry Hymn Book #d480

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d438

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