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When Jesus, our great Master, came

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 >

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First Line: When Jesus, our great Master, came
Author: Isaac Watts

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d493

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d285

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #376

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #334

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Christian Science Hymnal #29

Christian Science Hymnal #386

Christian Science Hymnal #387

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Christian Science Hymnal #29a

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Christian Science Hymnal #29b

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Christian Science Hymnal #29c

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Christian Science Hymnal #29

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Church Harmonies #489

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d171

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d791

The Hymnal #318

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #360

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #360

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