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Blessed Are the Humble Souls That See: Isaac Watts

  Blessed Are the Humble Souls That See Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, cir­ca 1710. Music: Danvers, Low­ell Ma­son, Ju­ve­nile Psalm­ist, 1829 (MI­DI, score).   Blest are the humble souls that see Their emptiness and poverty; Treasures of grace to them are giv’n, And crowns of joy laid up in Heav’n. Blest are […]

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O For a Heart to Praise My God

  Charles Wesley       O For a Heart to Praise My God Words: Charles Wesley, 1742 (Ps. 51:10) Music: Thomas Haweis,  1792 Listen to the Music   1. O for a heart to praise my God, a heart from sin set free, a heart that always feels thy blood so freely shed for […]

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Am I A Soldier of the Cross? – by Isaac Watts

    AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?   Words: Isaac Watts, ap­pend­ed to his Ser­mons, pub­lished 1721-4; Watts wrote this hymn in con­junc­tion with a ser­mon he was giv­ing on 1 Co­rinth­i­ans 16:13. For a dif­fer­ent ar­range­ment, see When the Bat­tle’s Over. Music: Ar­ling­ton, Thom­as A. Arne, 1762; ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ri­son in […]

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I Want a Principle Within: Charles Wesley

    I Want a Principle Within Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 Music: Louis Spohr,  1834; adapt. by J. Stimpson   Listen to the Music   1. I want a principle within of watchful, godly fear, a sensibility of sin, a pain to feel it near. I want the first approach to feel of pride or […]

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Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire

    Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire Words: Charles Wesley, 1740 Music: Est’s The Whole Booke of Psalmes, 1592; harm. from Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 1845   Listen to the Music   1. Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, let us thine influence prove; source of the old prophetic fire, fountain of life […]

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  WHILE MEN GROW BOLD IN WICKED WAYS   Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid, 1719. Music: Lin­coln, Thom­as Ra­ven­scroft, The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Lon­don: 1621) (MI­DI, score).     While men grow bold in wicked ways, And yet a God they own, My heart within me often says, “Their thoughts believe there’s […]

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Isaac Watts: Great God, How Infinite Art Thou!

GREAT GOD, HOW INFINITE ART THOU! Words: Isaac Watts Music: Wind­sor, Chris­to­pher Tye, 1533; ar­ranged in the Booke of Mu­sicke, by Will­iam Da­man, 1591 (MI­DI, score).   Great God, how infinite art Thou! What worthless worms are we! Let the whole race of creatures bow, And pay their praise to Thee.   Thy throne eternal […]

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Jesus! the Name High over All

  Jesus! the Name High over All Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 (Phil. 2:9-11) Music: Johann Cruger,  1647   Listen to the Music   1. Jesus! the name high over all, in hell or earth or sky; angels and mortals prostrate fall, and devils fear and fly. 2. Jesus! the name to sinners dear, the name […]

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Charles Wesley: Soldiers of Christ, Arise

Soldiers of Christ, Arise Words: Charles Wesley, 1749 (Eph. 6:13-18) Music: George J. Elvey,  1868   Listen to the Music   1. Soldiers of Christ arise, and put your armor on, strong in the strength which God supplies thru his eternal Son; strong in the Lord of Hosts, and in his mighty power, who in […]

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And Can It Be that I Should Gain: Charles Wesley

  And Can It Be that I Should Gain Words: Charles Wesley, 1739 (Acts 16:26) Music: Thomas Campbell,  1835 Listen to the Music 1. And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Savior’s blood! Died he for me? who caused his pain! For me? who him to death pursued? Amazing love! […]

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