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Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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 Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #505

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #315

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #54

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #54

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Church Psalmody #H264

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Church Psalmody #264

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.XCIII

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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

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #264

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

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Psalms and Hymns #289

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

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #57

The Church Hymn Book #d1028

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The Columbian Repository #445

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The Congregational Hymn Book #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 of David #I.XCIII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #A93

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.90

The Vestry Hymn Book #d480

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #72

Union Hymns #d415

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d438

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

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #198

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #LIV

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