When God revealed his gracious name

When God revealed his gracious name

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 189 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When God revealed his gracious name,
And changed my mournful state,
My raptures seemed a pleasing dream,
The grace appeared so great.

2 The world beheld the glorious change,
And did thy hand confess;
My tongue broke out in unknown strains,
And sung surprising grace.

3 The Lord can clear the darkest skies,
Can give us day for night;
Make drops of sacred sorrow rise
To rivers of delight.

4 Let those who sow in sadness wait
Till the fair harvest come:
They shall confess their sheaves are great,
And shout the blessings home.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #708

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: When God revealed his gracious name
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ARCHDALE


HEBER (Kingsley)


DUNFERMLINE

DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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The Psalms of David #239

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The Psalms of David #P126b

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The Psalms of David #CXXVIb

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXXVIb

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #245a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #230a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #245a

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The Psalms of David #126

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CV

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #230a

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #286b

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCCXX

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #126b

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Sacred Poetry #CXXVI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #105

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The Christian's Duty #CCCXX

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The Columbian Repository #310

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The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler #65a

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.293

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #59

Sacred Poetry #d523

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #255

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The Psalms and Hymns #P126b

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #255

Sacred poetry #d525

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #40

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #105

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d470

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #320

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d358

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Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music #118b

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Hymns, Selected and Original #360

The Universalist Hymn Book #d513

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Evangelical Hymns #42

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #305

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d332

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d553

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Church Psalmody #P126

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #360

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P126

Melodies of the Church #d1092

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #58

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1139

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #305

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #255

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d419

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The Lyrica #281

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d142

Union Hymns #d434

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P126.2

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d169

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #506

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The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony #178

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #158

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d473

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The Christian's Harp #A14a

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P53

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #456

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #300

The Modern Psalmist #d363

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Hymns for Social Worship #190

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The Christian Psalmist #P126b

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P126c

The Christian Psalter #d634

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The Vestry Singing Book #166

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Hymns #360

Social Melodies #d145

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #126b

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #129

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Church Psalmist #P126b

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Church Psalmody #P126

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The Psalmist #782

Parish Psalmody #d913

The Psalmodist #d265

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #453

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Church Psalmist #P126b

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Hymns for Public Worship #99

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P126.2

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d267

The Christian Hymn Book #d685

The Christian Minstrel #d321

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #341

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Church Psalmist #P126b

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Conference Hymns #140

Parish Psalmody #d929

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d889

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