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: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #239

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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.) #P126b

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #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' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #245a

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

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #230a

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

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

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d470

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

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #360

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: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P126

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

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

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d419

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #281

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

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d169

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #506

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d473

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

The Modern Psalmist #d363

The Christian Psalter #d634

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #360

Social Melodies #d145

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P126

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #782

Parish Psalmody #d913

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #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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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

Parish Psalmody #d929

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

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