Break of day in the eighteenth century. A history and a specimen of its first book of English sacred song. 300 hymns of dr. Watts, selected and arranged, with a sketch of their history, by C.T. Rust
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adore ages Almighty angels appear bear Behold blessed blood breath bright bring Christ Church darkness dead dear death delight Divine dwell dying earth eternal everlasting eyes face faith Father fear feet flesh formed give glorious glory hand hath head hear heart heaven heavenly hell hill holy honours hope hour hymns immortal Jesus join joys keep King known Lamb land light lives Lord mind mortal nature never night Note peace pleasure praise promised Psalms raise reigns rejoice rest rise round sacred saints salvation Saviour Service shine sing sinners sins skies song sorrows soul sound sovereign speak Spirit spread stand strength sung sweet taste Thee Thine things Thou thoughts thousand throne Thy grace tongue trust truth tunes voice wait Watts whole wonders
Page 57 - COME, let us join our cheerful songs With angels round the throne; Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, But all their joys are one. 2 ' ' Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, "To be exalted thus!
Page 52 - From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise ; Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue. 2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; Eternal truth attends thy word : Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.
Page 43 - SWEET is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name, give thanks and sing ; To show thy love by morning light, And talk of all thy truth at night.
Page 240 - WHEN I can read my title clear To mansions in the skies, I bid farewell to every fear, And wipe my weeping eyes.
Page 51 - Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy : Know that the Lord is God alone ; He can create, and He destroy. 2 His sovereign power, without our aid, Made...
Page 218 - MY dear Redeemer, and my Lord, I read my duty in thy word ; But in thy life the law appears Drawn out in living characters. 2 Such was thy truth — and such thy zeal, Such deference to thy Father's will, Such love — and meekness so divine, I would transcribe, and make them mine.
Page 174 - THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord ! In every star thy wisdom shines ; But, when our eyes behold thy word, We read thy name in fairer lines. 2 The rolling sun, the changing light, And nights, and days, thy power confess; But the blest volume thou hast writ Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
Page 92 - Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ, my God; All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.