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Where shall we go to seek and find

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Where shall we go to seek and find
An habitation for our God,
A dwelling for th' Eternal Mind,
Among the sons of flesh and blood?

The God of Jacob chose the hill
Of Zion for his ancient rest;
And Zion is his dwelling still,
His church is with his presence blessed.

Here will I fix my gracious throne,
And reign for ever, saith the Lord;
Here shall my power and love be known,
And blessings shall attend my word.

Here will I meet the hungry poor,
And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners that wait before my door
With sweet provision shall be fed.

Girded with truth, and clothed with grace,
My priests, my ministers, shall shine
Not Aaron in his costly dress
Made an appearance so divine.

The saints, unable to contain
Their inward joys, shall shout and sing;
The Son of David here shall reign,
And Zion triumph in her King.

[Jesus shall see a num'rous seed
Born here t' uphold his glorious name;
His crown shall flourish on his head,
While all his foes are clothed with shame.]



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #478

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: Where shall we go to seek and find
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d594

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Church Psalmody #P132.1

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Church Psalmody #140

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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.) #250

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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.) #235

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #250

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

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #293

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #249

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #249

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #704

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #704

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P132a

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Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d167

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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d917

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1129

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Psalms and Hymns #P132a

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #132a

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The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d703

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The Christian Psalmist #P132a

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The Psalmist #935

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The Psalmody #806

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #478

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The Psalms and Hymns #P132a

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The Psalms of David #CXXXIIa

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The Psalms of David #P132a

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The Psalms of David #244b

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #132a

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.46

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