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Incomparable Food, or, The Flesh and Blood of Christ

We sing th' amazing deeds

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

[We sing th' amazing deeds
That grace divine performs;
Th eternal God comes down and bleeds
To nourish dying worms.

This soul-reviving wine,
Dear Savior, is thy blood;
We thank that sacred flesh of thine
For this immortal food.]

The banquet that we eat
Is made of heav'nly things;
Earth has no dainties half so sweet
As our Redeemer brings.

In vain had Adam sought
And searched his garden round;
For there was no such blessed fruit
In all that happy ground.

Th' angelic host above
Can never taste this food;
They feast upon their Maker's love,
But not a Savior's blood.

On us th' almighty Lord
Bestows this matchless grace,
And meets us with some cheering word,
With pleasure in his face.

Come, all ye drooping saints,
And banquet with the King;
This wine will drown your sad complaints,
And tune your voice to sing-

Salvation to the name
Of our adored Christ!
Through the wide earth his grace proclaim,
His glory in the high'st.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.17

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: We sing th' amazing deeds
Title: Incomparable Food, or, The Flesh and Blood of Christ
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d573

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d111

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #III.XVII

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Pocket Hymns #295


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.17

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The Columbian Repository #692

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #549

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The Psalms of David #III.XVII

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #C17

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