Who Can Describe the Joys That Rise

Who can describe the joys that rise

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 132 hymnals

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Who can describe the joys that rise
Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see a prodigal return,
To see an heir of glory born?

With joy the Father doth approve
The fruit of his eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down and sees
The purchase of his agonies.

The Spirit takes delight to view
The holy soul he formed anew;
And saints and angels join to sing,
The growing empire of their King.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #328

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: Who can describe the joys that rise
Title: Who Can Describe the Joys That Rise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d975

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d981

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d982

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #489

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d599

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #596

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #293

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #221b

Chapel Hymns #d661

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d220

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #410

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #317

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d820

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #117

Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d204

Gospel Voices No. 3 #d158

Happy Voices #d231

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #387

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d599

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d568

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #387

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #352

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #352

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #492

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #492

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #116

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d331

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d498

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Hymns for Christian Melody #479

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d331

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #95

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d304

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d293

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Loving Voices: for Sunday-school, church and home circle #56

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d872

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Methodist Hymn-Book #230

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New Union Hymns #262

Our Service of Song #d293

Parish Psalmody #d953

Parish Psalmody #d970

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d928

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1135

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d927

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.101

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H443

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #143

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S118

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B143

Sabbath School Vocalist #d130

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d587

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Seamen's Hymns #317

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d704

Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools #d35

Social Harmony #d67

Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d444

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #317

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #88

Songs of Beulah Land, a Revival and Church Songbook #d144

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d474

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d628

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #886

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #351

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #188

The Church Hymn Book #d1172

The Church Hymn Book #d645

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #442

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #148

The Devotional Hymn Book #d564

The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d187

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #381

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