Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Isaac Watts)

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This is a list of the Hymns and Spiritual Songs written by Isaac Watts in 1707 and thereafter. Text pages should be created for these Hymns as they are needed in Works Pages.

Publication date and place: 1707 in London.

Hymns in Book 1

No. Part Meter First Line
001 1 C. M. Behold the glories of the Lamb
002 1 L. M. Ere the blue heav'ns were stretched abroad
003 1 S. M. Behold, the grace appears
004 1 C. M. Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes
004 2 L. M. Questions and doubts be heard no more
005 1 C. M. Naked as from the earth we came
006 1 C. M. Great God, I own thy sentence just
007 1 C. M. Let every mortal ear attend
008 1 C. M. How honorable is the place
009 1 C. M. In vain we lavish out our lives
010 1 S. M. How beauteous are their feet
011 1 L. M. There was an hour when Christ rejoiced
012 1 C. M. Jesus, the man of constant grief
013 1 L. M. The lands that long in darkness lay
014 1 L. M. Who shall the Lord's elect condemn
015 1 L. M. Let me but hear my Savior say
016 1 C. M. Hosannah to the royal Son
017 1 C. M. O for an overcoming faith
018 1 C. M. Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims
019 1 C. M. Lord, at thy temple we appear
020 1 C. M. Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue
021 1 C. M. Lo! what a glorious sight appears
022 1 L. M. Jesus, our Savior and our God
022 2 C. M. What vain desires and passions vain
023 1 L. M. Absent from flesh! O blissful thought
023 2 L. M. Must all the charms of nature, then
024 1 L. M. In vain the wealthy mortals toil
025 1 L. M. All mortal vanities, begone
026 1 C. M. Blest be the everlasting God
027 1 C. M. Death may dissolve my body now
028 1 C. M. What mighty man, or mighty God
029 1 C. M. I lift my banner, saith the Lord
030 1 L. M. In thine own ways, O God of love
031 1 C. M. When the Eternal bows the skies
031 2 C. M. O happy soul that lives on high
032 1 C. M. Whence do our mournful thoughts arise
033 1 C. M. Shall atheists dare insult the cross
034 1 L. M. What shall the dying sinner do
034 2 C. M. Jesus, thy blessings are not few
035 1 L. M. Not by the laws of innocence
035 2 C. M. Let those who bear the Christian name
036 1 C. M. O 'tis a lovely thing to see
037 1 L. M. The mighty frame of glorious grace
037 2 C. M. Do I believe what Jesus saith
038 1 C. M. How is our nature spoiled by sin
038 2 L. M. Blessed Redeemer, how divine
039 1 C. M. Now shall my inward joys arise
040 1 L. M. What happy men, or angels, these
041 1 C. M. These glorious minds, how bright they shine
042 1 C. M. Adore and tremble, for our God
043 1 L. M. Adam, our father and our head
043 2 L. M. How vast the treasure we possess
044 1 L. M. He dies! the friend of sinners dies
044 2 C. M. And is this life prolonged to me
045 1 C. M. See where the great incarnate God
046 1 C. M. Father, how wide thy glories shine
046 2 L. M. Awake, my zeal; awake, my love
047 1 C. M. Must friends and kindred droop and die
048 1 L. M. Awake, our souls; away, our fears
049 1 C. M. How strong thine arm is, mighty God
050 1 C. M. Now be the God of Isr'el blessed
051 1 S. M. To God the only wise
052 1 L. M. 'Twas the commission of our Lord
053 1 L. M. God, who in various methods told
054 1 L. M. Jesus, we bless thy Father's name
055 1 C. M. When we are raised from deep distress
056 1 C. M. We sing the glories of thy love
057 1 C. M. Backward with humble shame we look
058 1 L. M. Let mortal tongues attempt to sing
059 1 L. M. In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone
060 1 L. M. Our souls shall magnify the Lord
061 1 L. M. Now to the Lord, that makes us know
062 1 C. M. Come, let us join our cheerful songs
063 1 L. M. What equal honors shall we bring
064 1 S. M. Behold what wondrous grace
065 1 L. M. Let the seventh angel sound on high
066 1 L. M. Let him embrace my soul, and prove
067 1 L. M. Thou whom my soul admires above
068 1 L. M. Behold the rose of Sharon here
069 1 L. M. The voice of my Beloved sounds
070 1 L. M. Hark! The Redeemer from on high
071 1 L. M. Often I seek my Lord by night
072 1 L. M. Daughters of Zion, come, behold
073 1 L. M. Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord
074 1 L. M. We are a garden walled around
075 1 L. M. The wond'ring world inquires to know
076 1 L. M. When strangers stand and hear me tell
077 1 L. M. Now in the galleries of his grace
078 1 L. M. Who is this fair one in distress
079 1 L. M. God of the morning, at whose voice
080 1 L. M. Thus far the Lord has led me on
081 1 L. M. God, how endless is thy love
082 1 L. M. Shall the vile race of flesh and blood
083 1 C. M. Not from the dust affliction grows
084 1 L. M. Jehovah speaks! Let Israel hear
085 1 S. M. The Lord on high proclaims
086 1 C. M. How should the sons of Adam's race
087 1 L. M. Thus saith the high and lofty one
088 1 L. M. Life is the time to serve the Lord
089 1 L. M. Ye sons of Adam, vain and young
090 1 C. M. Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise
091 1 L. M. Now in the heat of youthful blood
092 1 S. M. Shall Wisdom cry aloud
093 1 L. M. Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord
094 1 C. M. Vain are the hopes the sons of men
095 1 C. M. Not all the outward forms on earth
096 1 C. M. But few among the carnal wise
097 1 L. M. Buried in shadows of the night
098 1 S. M. How heavy is the night
099 1 C. M. Vain are the hopes that rebels place
100 1 L. M. Not to condemn the sons of men
101 1 L. M. Who can describe the joys that rise
102 1 L. M. Blest are the humble souls that see
103 1 C. M. I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
104 1 C. M. Not the malicious or profane
105 1 C. M. Nor eye hath seen, nor ear hath heard
106 1 S. M. Shall we go on to sin
107 1 L. M. Deceived by subtle snares of hell
108 1 S. M. Not with our mortal eyes
109 1 L. M. No more, my God, I boast no more
110 1 C. M. There is a house not made with hands
111 1 C. M. Lord, we confess our numerous faults
112 1 C. M. So did the Hebrew prophet raise
113 1 C. M. How large the promise, how divine
114 1 C. M. Gentiles by nature, we belong
115 1 C. M. Lord, how secure my conscience was
116 1 L. M. Thus saith the first, the great command
117 1 L. M. Behold the potter and the clay
118 1 S. M. The law by Moses came
119 1 C. M. Christ and his cross is all our theme
120 1 C. M. Faith is the brightest evidence
121 1 C. M. Thus saith the mercy of the Lord
122 1 L. M. Do we not know that solemn word
123 1 C. M. Behold the wretch whose lust and wine
124 1 L. M. Deep in the dust before thy throne
125 1 C. M. With joy we meditate the grace
126 1 L. M. Not diff'rent food, or diff'rent dress
127 1 L. M. Come hither all ye weary souls
128 1 L. M. O preach my gospel, saith the Lord
129 1 L. M. Saints, at your heav'nly Father's word
130 1 L. M. Now by the bowels of my God
131 1 L. M. Behold how sinners disagree
132 1 L. M. O let our lips and lives express
133 1 C. M. Let Pharisees of high esteem
134 1 L. M. Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews
135 1 L. M. Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
136 1 C. M. God is a Spirit, just and wise
137 1 L. M. Now to the power of God supreme
138 1 C. M. Firm as the earth thy gospel stands
139 1 L. M. How oft have sin and Satan strove
140 1 C. M. Mistaken souls, that dream of heav'n
141 1 S. M. Who has believed thy word
142 1 S. M. Like sheep we went astray
143 1 C. M. So new-born babes desire the breast
144 1 C. M. Why should the children of a King
145 1 C. M. Jesus, in thee our eyes behold
146 1 L. M. Go, worship at Immanuel's feet
147 1 L. M. Tis from the treasures of his word
148 1 66.66.88. With cheerful voice I sing
149 1 L. M. Join all the names of love and power
150 1 66.66.88. Join all the glorious names

Hymns in Book 2

No. Meter First Line
001 L. M. Nature, with all her powers, shall sing
002 C. M. My thoughts on aweful subjects roll
003 C. M. Why do we mourn departing friends
004 C. M. Here at thy cross, my dying God
005 C. M. Lord, when my thoughts with wonder roll
006 C. M. Once more, my soul, the rising day
007 C. M. Dread Sovereign! let my evening song
008 C. M. Hosanna, with a cheerful sound
009 C. M. Alas! and did my Savior bleed
010 C. M. My soul forsakes her vain delight
011 C. M. I send the joys of earth away
012 C. M. The true Messiah now appears
013 C. M. Sing to the Lord that built the skies
014 C. M. Welcome, sweet day of rest
015 C. M. Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone
016 C. M. Lord, what a heaven of saving grace
017 C. M. Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground
018 C. M. High on a hill of dazzling light
019 C. M. Let others boast how strong they be
020 C. M. Why is my heart so far from thee
021 C. M. Let the old heathens tune their song
022 C. M. Terrible God, that reign'st on high
023 C. M. Descend from heaven, immortal Dove
024 C. M. When the great Builder arched the skies
025 C. M. My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so
026 C. M. Lord, we are blind, we mortals blind
027 C. M. God! the eternal, awful name
028 C. M. Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise
029 C. M. Jesus, with all thy saints above
030 C. M. Come, we that love the Lord
031 C. M. Why should we start and fear to die
032 C. M. How short and hasty is our life
033 C. M. Raise thee, my soul, fly up, and run
034 C. M. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove
035 C. M. Let them neglect thy glory, Lord
036 S. M. Well, the Redeemer's gone
037 C. M. Lift up your eyes to th' heav'nly seats
038 C. M. Happy the heart where graces reign
039 C. M. Our days, alas! our mortal days
040 C. M. Our God! how firm his promise stands
041 L. M. Up to the fields where angels lie
042 C. M. My God, what endless pleasures dwell
043 L. M. Now for a tune of lofty praise
044 L. M. With holy fear and humble song
045 L. M. Thy favors, Lord, surprise our souls
046 L. M. Up to the Lord, that reigns on high
047 L. M. Now to the Lord a noble song
048 C. M. How vain are all things here below
049 C. M. Death cannot make our souls afraid
050 L. M. Now let the Lord my Savior smile
051 L. M. Bright King of glory, dreadful God
052 C. M. Death! 'Tis a melancholy day
053 C. M. Lord! what a wretched land is this
054 C. M. My God, the spring of all my joys
055 C. M. Thee we adore, eternal name
056 C. M. No, I shall envy them no more
057 L. M. Lord, how secure and blest are they
058 C. M. Time, what an empty vapor tis
059 C. M. Glory to God that walks the sky
060 L. M. Praise, everlasting praise, be paid
061 C. M. My soul, come meditate the day
062 C. M. Sing to the Lord, ye heavenly hosts
063 C. M. Hark! From the tombs a doleful sound
064 L. M. Happy the church, thou sacred place
065 C. M. When I can read my title clear
066 C. M. There is a land of pure delight
067 C. M. Great God! how infinite art thou
068 C. M. Father, I long, I faint to see
069 C. M. Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
070 L. M. God of the seas! thy thund'ring voice
071 C. M. The glories of my Maker God
072 C. M. Blest morning, whose young dawning rays
073 C. M. Hence from my soul, sad thoughts, begone
074 S. M. Is this the kind return
075 C. M. From thee, my God, my joys shall rise
076 C. M. Hosannah to the Prince of light
077 L. M. Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears
078 C. M. When the first parents of our race
079 C. M. Plunged in a gulf of dark despair
080 S. M. O! the almighty Lord
081 C. M. And now the scales have left mine eyes
082 C. M. Arise, my soul, my joyful powers
083 C. M. Thus saith the Ruler of the skies
084 S. M. Come, all harmonious tongues
085 C. M. Why does your face, ye humble souls
086 C. M. Our sins, alas! How strong they be
087 C. M. How wondrous great, how glorious bright
088 C. M. Salvation! O the joyful sound
089 C. M. Hosannah to our conquering King
090 C. M. How sad our state by nature is
091 L. M. O! the delights, the heavenly joys
092 C. M. Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
093 S. M. My God, my life, my love
094 C. M. My God, my portion, and my love
095 C. M. Infinite grief! Amazing woe
096 C. M. Down headlong from their native skies
097 L. M. From heav'n the sinning angels fell
098 C. M. My heart, how dreadful hard it is
099 C. M. Let the whole race of creatures lie
100 L. M. How full of anguish is the thought
101 C. M. When in the light of faith divine
102 L. M. No, I'll repine at death no more
103 C. M. Come, happy souls, approach your God
104 S. M. Raise your triumphant songs
105 C. M. And are we wretches yet alive
106 C. M. O, if my soul were formed for woe
107 C. M. That awful day will surely come
108 C. M. Come, let us lift our joyful eyes
109 L. M. Lord, we adore thy vast designs
110 S. M. And must this body die
111 C. M. Zion, rejoice, and Judah, sing
112 L. M. Great God! to what glorious height
113 C. M. The majesty of Solomon
114 C. M. I sing my Savior's wondrous death
115 C. M. High as the heav'ns above the ground
116 C. M. How can I sink with such a prop
117 L. M. I cannot bear thine absence, Lord
118 L. M. Blood has a voice to pierce the skies
119 C. M. Laden with guilt, and full of fears
120 S. M. The Lord declares his will
121 L. M. The law commands, and makes us know
122 L. M. My God, permit me not to be
123 L. M. Away from every mortal care
124 C. M. Tis not the law of ten commands
125 L. M. Life and immortal joys are giv'n
126 C. M. The Lord, descending from above
127 L. M. Thus did the sons of Abram pass
128 C. M. Blest with the joys of innocence
129 L. M. Tis by the faith of joys to come
130 C. M. Attend, while God's exalted Son
131 L. M. Let everlasting glories crown
132 C. M. We bless the Prophet of the Lord
133 L. M. Eternal Spirit! we confess
134 C. M. The promise was divinely free
135 L. M. Behold the woman's promised Seed
136 L. M. The King of Glory sends his Son
137 L. M. Behold the blind their sight receive
138 L. M. This is the word of truth and love
139 L. M. My dear Redeemer and my Lord
140 C. M. Give me the wings of faith to rise
141 C. M. My Savior God, my Sovereign Prince
142 S. M. Not all the blood of beasts
143 C. M. What different powers of grace and sin
144 L. M. Great was the day, the joy was great
145 C. M. I love the windows of thy grace
146 L. M. Man has a soul of vast desires
147 C. M. Now let a spacious world arise
148 C. M. Dearest of all the names above
149 C. M. Eternal Sovereign of the sky
150 C. M. Sin has a thousand treach'rous arts
151 L. M. Twas by an order from the Lord
152 C. M. Not to the terrors of the Lord
153 C. M. Sin, like a venomous disease
154 L. M. Where are the mourners, saith the Lord
155 C. M. Lo, the destroying angel flies
156 C. M. I hate the tempter and his charms
157 C. M. Now Satan comes with dreadful roar
158 L. M. Broad is the road that leads to death
159 C. M. Great King of glory and of grace
160 L. M. Let the wild leopards of the wood
161 C. M. Strait is the way, the door is strait
162 C. M. My thoughts surmount these lower skies
163 C. M. Dear Lord! behold our sore distress
164 C. M. Why should this earth delight us so
165 C. M. Long have I sat beneath the sound
166 C. M. How shall I praise the eternal God
167 L. M. Great God! thy glories shall employ
168 L. M. Jehovah reigns, his throne is high
169 66.66.88 The Lord Jehovah reigns
170 L. M. Can creatures to perfection find

Hymns in Book 3

No. Meter First Line
1 L. M. Twas on that dark, that doleful night
2 S. M. Jesus invites his saints
3 C. M. The promise of my Father's love
4 C. M. How condescending and how kind
5 C. M. Let us adore the eternal Word
6 L. M. Jesus is gone above the skies
7 L. M. When I survey the wondrous cross
8 C. M. Come, let us join a joyful tune
9 S. M. Let all our tongues be one
10 L. M. Nature with open volume stands
11 C. M. Lord, how divine thy comforts are
12 L. M. How rich are thy provisions, Lord
13 C. M. How sweet and aweful is the place
14 L. M. Now have our hearts embraced our God
15 C. M. The memory of our dying Lord
16 C. M. Now let our pains be all forgot
17 S. M. We sing the amazing deeds
18 L. M. Jesus! we bow before thy feet
19 L. M. At Thy command, our dearest Lord
20 C. M. Lord, we adore thy bounteous hand
21 C. M. Come, let us lift our voices high
22 L. M. Our spirits join to adore the Lamb
23 C. M. Sitting around our Father's board
24 C. M. Father, we wait to feel thy grace
25 C. M. How are thy glories here displayed
26 L. M. Blest be the Father and his love
27 C. M. Glory to God the Father's name
28 S. M. Let God the Father live
29 L. M. Glory to God the Trinity
30 C. M. The God of mercy be adored
31 S. M. Let God the Maker's name
32 L. M. To God the Father, God the Son
33 L. M. All glory to thy wondrous name
34 C. M. Now let the Father, and the Son
35 C. M. Honor to the Almighty Three
36 S. M. Ye angels round the throne
37 S. M. Give to the Father praise
38 6666-4444 I give immortal praise
39 8888-4444 To him that chose us first
40 8888-4444 To God the Father's throne
41 8888-4444 To our eternal God
42 L. M. Hosannah to king David's Son
43 C. M. Hosannah to the Prince of grace
44 S. M. Hosannah to the Son
45 8888-4444 Hosannah to the King

Other Hymns by Isaac Watts

No. Title Published Meter First Line
1 Holy Fortitude 1724 C. M. Am I a soldier of the cross