'Twas by an order from the Lord

'Twas by an order from the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 141 hymnals

Representative Text

1 'Twas by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke His Word;
His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly fire.

2 The works and wonders which they wrought
Confirmed the messages they brought:
The prophet's pen succeeds His breath,
To save the holy words from death.

3 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look
Upon Thy precious holy book;
There my Redeemer's face I see,
And read His name who died for me.

4 Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hope secure:
This is Thy word, and must endure.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #178

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: 'Twas by an order from the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

'Twas by an order from the Lord. I. Watts. [Holy Scriptures]. From his Hymns, 1709. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #32

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #207

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d267

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d155

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d97

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d825

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d349

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #148

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #197

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #185

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Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d953

Chapel Hymns #d603

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d973

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d554

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1098

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #297

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #2

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #178

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #178

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d269

General Baptist Hymn Book #d492

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d333

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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #2

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Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d144

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #239

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #166

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1191

Hymns Selected #d219

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d218

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #242a

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d286

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #2

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #2

Millennial Musings #d104

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #65

Parish Psalmody #d861

Parish Psalmody #d877

Plymouth Collection #d88

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d173

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d144

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d852

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #379

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1060

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.151

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H45

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Sacred Poetry #157

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Seamen's Hymns #2

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d643

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #34

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #195

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