When the first parents of our race

When the first parents of our race

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When the first parents of our race
Rebell'd and lost their God,
And the infection of their sin
Had tainted all our blood;

2 Infinite pity touch'd the heart
Of the eternal Son,
Descending from the heav'nly court,
He left his Father's throne.

3 Aside the Prince of glory threw
His most divine array,
And wrapt his Godhead in a veil
Of our inferior clay.

4 His living pow'r and dying love,
Redeem'd unhappy men,
And rais'd the ruins of our race
To life and God again.

5 To thee, dear Lord, our flesh and soul
We joyfully resign;
Bless'd Jesus, take us for thy own,
For we are doubly thine.

6 Thine honour shall for ever be
The business of our days;
For ever shall our thankful tongues,
Speak thy deserved praise.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXIX

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 the first parents of our race
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d608

Hymns Selected #d236

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d236

Parish Psalmody #d936

Parish Psalmody #d953

Text

Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.78

The Church Hymn Book #d1152

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #136

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d258

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