1674–1748
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July 17, 1674, Southampton, England.

November 25, 1748, Stoke Newington, London, England.

Bunhill Fields, London, England.

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Isaac Watts, D.D., pastor of a Church of Christ in London, successor to the Rev. Joseph Carlyl, Dr. John Owen, Mr. David Clarkson, and Dr. Isaac Chauncey, after fifty years of feeble labours in the Gospel, interrupted by four years of tiresome sickness, was at last dismissed to his rest. Inuno Iesu omnia. 2 Cor. v. 8 Absent from the body, and present with the Lord. Col. iii 4. When Christ, who is my life, shall appear, then shall I also appear with him in glory.

This monument, on which the above modest inscription is placed, by order of the deceased, was erected as a small testimony of regard to his memory, by Sir John Hartopp and Dame Mary Abney.

Watts’ father was Nonconformist imprisoned twice for his religious views. Isaac learned Greek, Latin, and Hebrew under Mr. Pinhorn, Rector of All Saints, and headmaster of the Grammar School in Southampton. Isaac’s taste for verse showed itself in early childhood, and his promise caused a local doctor and other friends to offer him a university education, assuming he would be ordained in the Church of England. However, Isaac declined and instead entered a Nonconformist Academy at Stoke Newington in 1690, under the care of Thomas Rowe, pastor of the Independent congregation at Girdlers’ Hall; Isaac joined this congregation in 1693.

Watts left the Academy at age 20 and spent two years at home; it was during this period that he wrote the bulk of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs. They were sung from manuscripts in the Southampton Chapel, and published 1707–09.

The next six years of his life were again spent at Stoke Newington, working as tutor to the son of eminent Puritan John Hartopp. The intense study of these years is reflected in the theological and philosophical material he subsequently published.

Watts preached his first sermon at age 24. In the next three years, he preached frequently, and in 1702 was ordained as pastor of the Independent congregation in Mark Lane. At that time he moved into the house of a Mr. Hollis in the Minories. His health began to fail the next year, and Samuel Price was appointed as his assistant in the ministry. In 1712, a fever shattered his constitution, and Price became co-pastor of the congregation, which had moved to a new chapel in Bury Street. It was at this time that Isaac became the guest of Sir Thomas Abney. He lived with Abney (and later Abney’s widow) the rest of his life, mainly at Theobalds in Hertfordshire, then for 13 years at Stoke Newington.

In 1728, the University of Edinburgh awarded Watts a Doctor of Divinity degree. Watts’ works include:

One of Watts’ best known secular poems:

HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower.

How skillfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labours hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.

In works of labour, or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.

In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be past,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.

  1. Absent from Flesh! O Blissful Thought!
  2. Adam, Our Father and Our Head
  3. Adore and Tremble, for Our God
  4. Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?
  5. Alas, My Aching Heart
  6. All Glory to Thy Wondrous Name
  7. All Mortal Vanities, Begone
  8. All Ye That Love the Lord, Rejoice
  9. Th’Almighty Reigns Exalted High
  10. Almighty Ruler of the Skies
  11. Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
  12. Amidst Thy Wrath Remember Love
  13. Among th’Assemblies of the Great
  14. Among the Princes, Earthly Gods
  15. And Are We Wretches Yet Alive?
  16. And Is This Life Prolonged to Me?
  17. And Must This Body Die?
  18. And Now the Scales Have Left Mine Eyes
  19. And Will the God of Grace
  20. Are All the Foes of Sion Fools?
  21. Are Sinners Now So Senseless Grown
  22. Arise, My Gracious God
  23. Arise, My Soul! My Joyful Powers
  24. At Thy Command, Our Dearest Lord
  25. Attend While God’s Exalted Son
  26. Awake, My Heart; Arise, My Tongue
  27. Awake, My Zeal; Awake, My Love
  28. Awake, Our Souls; Away, Our Fears
  29. Awake Ye Saints; to Praise Your King
  30. Away from Every Mortal Care
  31. Backward with Humble Shame We Look
  32. Before Jehovah’s Awful Throne
  33. Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme
  34. Behold How Sinners Disagree
  35. Behold the Amazing Gift of Love
  36. Behold the Blind Their Sight Receive
  37. Behold the Glories of the Lamb
  38. Behold, the Grace Appears
  39. Behold, the Lofty Sky
  40. Behold the Love, the Generous Love
  41. Behold, the Morning Sun
    • I Hear Thy Word with Love
  42. Behold the Potter and the Clay
  43. Behold the Rose of Sharon Here
  44. Behold the Sure Foundation Stone
  45. Behold the Woman’s Promised Seed
  46. Behold the Wretch Whose Lust and Wine
  47. Behold Thy Waiting Servant, Lord
  48. Behold What Wondrous Grace
  49. Bless, O My Soul! the Living God
  50. Blessèd Redeemer, How Divine
  51. Blest Are the Humble Souls That See
  52. Blest Are the Pure, Whose Hearts Are Clean
  53. Blest Are the Sons of Peace
  54. Blest Are the Souls That Hear and Know
  55. Blest Are the Undefiled in Heart
  56. Blest Be the Everlasting God
  57. Blest Be the Father and His Love
  58. Blest Be the Wisdom and the Power
  59. Blest Is the Man, Forever Blest
  60. Blest Is the Man Who Shuns the Place
  61. Blest Is the Man Whose Bowels Move
  62. Blest Is the Nation Where the Lord
  63. Blest Morning, Whose Young Dawning Rays
  64. Blest with the Joys of Innocence
  65. Blood Has a Voice to Pierce the Skies
  66. Bright King of Glory
  67. Broad Is the Road
  68. Buried in Shadows of the Night
  69. But Few Among the Carnal Wise
  70. Can Creatures to Perfection Find
  71. Children in Years and Knowledge Young
  72. Children, to Your Creator, God
  73. Christ and His Cross Is All Our Theme
  74. Come, All Harmonious Tongues
  75. Come, Children, Learn to Fear the Lord
  76. Come, Dearest Lord, Descend and Dwell
  77. Come, Happy Souls, Approach Your God
  78. Come Hither, All Ye Weary Souls
  79. Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
  80. Come, Lead Me to Some Lofty Shade
  81. Come, Let Our Voices Join to Raise
  82. Come, Let Us Join a Joyful Tune
  83. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
  84. Come, Let Us Lift Our Joyful Eyes
  85. Come, Let Us Lift Our Voices High
  86. Come, Sound His Praise Abroad
  87. Consider All My Sorrows, Lord
  88. Cursed Be the Man, Forever Cursed
  89. Daughters of Sion, Come, Behold
  90. David Rejoiced in God His Strength
  91. Dear Lord! Behold Our Sore Distress
  92. Dearest of All the Names Above
  93. Dead Be My Heart to All Below
  94. Death Cannot Make Our Souls Afraid
  95. Death May Dissolve My Body Now
  96. Death! ’Tis a Melancholy Day
  97. Deceived by Subtle Snares of Hell
  98. Deep in Our Hearts Let Us Record
  99. Deep in the Dust Before Thy Throne
  100. Descend from Heav’n, Immortal Dove
  101. Desiring to Love Christ
  102. Do Flesh and Nature Dread to Die?
  103. Do I Believe What Jesus Saith?
  104. Do We Not Know That Solemn Word?
  105. Down Headlong from Their Native Skies
  106. Dread Sovereign! Let My Evening Song
  107. Early, My God, Without Delay
  108. Earth Forever Is the Lord’s, The
  109. Ere the Blue Heav’ns Were Stretched Abroad
  110. Eternal Mind, Who Rules the Fates
  111. Eternal Power, Whose High Abode
  112. Eternal Sovereign of the Sky
  113. Eternal Spirit! We Confess
  114. Eternal Wisdom, Thee We Praise
  115. Exalt the Lord Our God
  116. Fairest of All the Lights Above
  117. Faith Is the Brightest Evidence
  118. Far as Thy Name Is Known
  119. Far from My Thoughts
  120. Father, How Wide Thy Glories Shine
  121. Father, I Bless Thy Gentle Hand
  122. Father, I Long, I Faint, to See
  123. Father, I Sing Thy Wondrous Grace
  124. Father of Glory, to Thy Name
  125. Father, We Wait to Feel Thy Grace
  126. Firm and Unmoved Are They
  127. Firm as the Earth Thy Gospel Stands
  128. Firm Was My Health
  129. Fools in Their Heart Believe and Say
    • Lord from His Celestial Throne, The
  130. For Ever Shall My Song Record
  131. Forever Blessèd Be the Lord
  132. Forsaken, Yet Hoping
  133. From Age to Age Exalt His Name
  134. From All That Dwell Below the Skies
  135. From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts
  136. From Heav’n the Sinning Angels Fell
  137. From Thee, My God, My Joys Shall Rise
  138. Gentiles by Nature
    • Now Let the Children of the Saints
  139. Give Me the Wings of Faith
  140. Give Thanks to God, He Reigns Above
  141. Give Thanks to God, Invoke His Name
  142. Give Thanks to God Most High
  143. Give Thanks to God the Sovereign Lord
  144. Give to Our God Immortal Praise
  145. Give to the Father Praise
  146. Give to the Lord, Ye Sons of Fame
  147. Glories of My Maker God, The
  148. Glory to God That Walks the Sky
    • When Shall the Time, Dear Jesus, When?
  149. Glory to God the Father’s Name
  150. Glory to God the Trinity
  151. Go, Preach My Gospel
  152. Go, Worship at Immanuel’s Feet
    • Come, Worship at Immanuel’s Feet
  153. God in His Earthly Temples Lays
  154. God Is a Spirit, Just and Wise
  155. God Is a Name My Soul Adores
  156. God Is the Refuge of His Saints
  157. God Jehovah Reigns, The
  158. God, My Supporter and My Hope
  159. God of Eternal Love
  160. God of Glory Sends His Summons Forth, The
  161. God of Mercy Be Adored, The
  162. God of My Childhood and My Youth
  163. God of My Life, Look Gently Down
  164. God of My Mercy and My Praise
  165. God of Our Salvation Hears, The
    • At His Command the Morning Ray
    • On God the Race of Man Depends
  166. God of the Morning, at Whose Voice
  167. God of the Seas!
  168. God! The Eternal, Awful Name
  169. God, Who in Various Methods Told
  170. Good Is the Lord, the Heav’nly King
  171. Great God! Attend While Zion Sings
  172. Great God, How Infinite Art Thou!
    • Thy Throne Eternal Ages Stood
  173. Great God, How Oft Did Israel Prove
  174. Great God, I Own Thy Sentence Just
  175. Great God, Indulge My Humble Claim
  176. Great God, the Heav’ns’ Well Ordered Frame
  177. Great God, Thy Glories Shall Employ
  178. Great God, to Thee My Voice I Raise
  179. Great God, to What Glorious Height
  180. Great God, Whose Universal Sway
  181. Great God, with Wonder and with Praise
  182. Great Is the Lord, Exalted High
  183. Great Is the Lord, His Works of Might
  184. Great Is the Lord Our God
  185. Great King of Glory and of Grace
  186. Great Shepherd of Thine Israel
  187. Great Was the Day
  188. Had I the Tongues of Greeks and Jews
  189. Had Not the Lord, May Israel Say
  190. Happy Is He That Fears the Lord
  191. Happy the Child Whose Youngest Years
    • When We Devote Our Youth to God
    • Youth When Devoted to the Lord
  192. Happy the Church, Thou Sacred Place
  193. Happy the City
  194. Happy the Heart Where Graces Reign
  195. Happy the Man to Whom His God
  196. Happy the Man Whose Cautious Feet
    • How Blest the Man Whose Cautious Feet
  197. Hark! from the Tombs a Doleful Sound
  198. Hark! The Redeemer from on High
  199. Hast Thou Not Seen, Impatient Boy
  200. Have You Not Known, Have You Not Heard
  201. He Dies! The Heav’nly Lover Dies!
  202. He Reigns!
  203. He That Hath Made His Refuge God
  204. Hear Me, O God, Nor Hide Thy Face
  205. Hear What the Lord in Vision Said
  206. Hear What the Voice from Heav’n Proclaims
  207. Heavens Declare Thy Glory, The
    • Great Sun of Righteousness, Arise
  208. Heavens Invite Mine Eye, The
  209. Help, Lord, for Men of Virtue Fail
  210. Hence from My Soul, My Sins, Depart
  211. Hence from My Soul, Sad Thoughts Be Gone
  212. Here at Thy Cross, My Dying God
  213. High in the Heavens, Eternal God
  214. High on a Hill of Dazzling Light
  215. Honor to That Diviner Ray
  216. Honor to the Almighty Three
  217. Hosannah to King David’s Son
  218. Hosannah to Our Conquering King
  219. Hosannah to the King
  220. Hosannah to the Prince of Grace
  221. Hosannah to the Prince of Light
  222. Hosannah to the Royal Son
  223. Hosanna with a Cheerful Sound
  224. How Are Thy Glories Here Displayed
  225. How Awful Is Thy Chastening Rod
  226. How Beauteous Are Their Feet
    • How Beautiful the Feet of Those
    • How Welcome Is Their Voice
  227. How Can I Sink with Such a Prop?
  228. How Condescending and How Kind
  229. How Did My Heart Rejoice to Hear
    • Peace Be Within This Sacred Place
  230. How Fast Their Guilt and Sorrows Rise
  231. How Fine Has the Day Been
  232. How Full of Anguish Is the Thought
    • Lord, When I Quit This Earthly Stage
  233. How Glorious Is Our Heavenly King
  234. How Heavy Is the Night
  235. How Honorable Is the Place
    • Trust in the Lord, For Ever Trust
  236. How Is Our Nature Spoiled by Sin!
    • In Vain We Seek for Peace with God
  237. How Large the Promise, How Divine
    • Jesus the Ancient Faith Confirms
  238. How Long, O Lord, Shall I Complain?
  239. How Long Shall Death, the Tyrant, Reign?
    • Lo, I Behold the Scattering Shades
  240. How Long Wilt Thou Conceal Thy Face?
  241. How Meanly Dwells th’Immortal Mind!
  242. How Oft Have Sin and Satan Strove
    • Oath and Promise of the Lord, The
  243. How Pleasant, How Divinely Fair
  244. How Pleasant ’Tis to See
  245. How Pleased and Blest Was I
  246. How Rich Are Thy Provisions Lord
    • What Shall We Pay the Eternal Son?
  247. How Sad Our State by Nature Is!
  248. How Shall I Praise th’Eternal God
  249. How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts?
  250. How Short and Hasty Is Our Life
  251. How Should the Sons of Adam’s Race
  252. How Strong Thine Arm Is, Mighty God
  253. How Sweet and Awful Is the Place
  254. How Vain Are All Things Here Below
  255. How Vast the Treasure We Possess
  256. How Wondrous Great, How Glorious Bright
  257. Humble Inquiry, The
  258. Hush, My Dear
  259. I Cannot Bear Thine Absence, Lord
  260. I Give Immortal Praise
  261. I Hate the Tempter and His Charms
  262. I Lift My Banner, Saith the Lord
  263. I Lift My Soul to God
  264. I Love the Lord, But Ah! How Far
  265. I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cries
  266. I Love the Windows of Thy Grace
  267. I Send the Joys of Earth Away
  268. I Set the Lord Before My Face
  269. I Sing My Savior’s Wondrous Death
  270. I Waited Patient for the Lord
  271. I Will Extol Thee, Lord on High
  272. If God Succeed Not, All the Cost
  273. If God to Build the House Deny
  274. If There Are Passions in My Soul
  275. I’ll Bless the Lord from Day to Day
  276. I’ll Praise My Maker
  277. I’ll Speak the Honors of My King
  278. I’m Not Ashamed to Own My Lord
    • Jesus, My God, I Know His Name
  279. I’m Tired with Visits, Modes and Forms
  280. Immense, th’Amazing Height, The
  281. In All My Vast Concerns with Thee
  282. In Anger, Lord, Rebuke Me Not
  283. In Gabriel’s Hand a Mighty Stone
  284. In God’s Own House Pronounce His Praise
  285. In Judah God of Old Was Known
  286. In Robes of Judgment, Lo, He Comes
  287. In Thine Own Ways, O God of Love
  288. In Vain the Wealthy Mortals Toil
  289. In Vain We Lavish Out Our Lives
    • Come, and the Lord Shall Feed Our Souls
  290. Infinite God, Thy Counsels Stand
  291. Infinite Grief, Amazing Woe
  292. Infinite Power, Eternal Lord
  293. Into Thine Hand, O God of Truth
  294. Is There Ambition in My Heart?
  295. Is the Kind Return?
  296. It Grieves Me, Lord
  297. It Is the Lord Our Savior’s Hand
    • Spare Us, O Lord, Aloud We Pray
  298. It Was a Brave Attempt!
  299. Jehovah Reigns—He Dwells in Light
  300. Jehovah Reigns, His Throne Is High
  301. Jehovah Speaks, Let Israel Hear
  302. Jesus! Dear Name, How Sweet It Sounds!
  303. Jesus, I Love
  304. Jesus, in Thee Our Eyes Behold
  305. Jesus Invites His Saints
  306. Jesus Is Gone Above the Skies
    • Lord of Life This Table Spread, The
  307. Jesus, Our Lord, Ascend Thy Throne
  308. Jesus, Our Savior and Our God
  309. Jesus Shall Reign
  310. Jesus, the Man of Constant Grief
  311. Jesus, Thou Everlasting King
  312. Jesus, Thy Blessings Are Not Few
  313. Jesus, We Bless Thy Father’s Name
  314. Jesus, We Bow Before Thy Feet
  315. Jesus, with All Thy Saints Above
  316. Join All the Glorious Names
  317. Join All the Names of Love and Power
  318. Joy to the World
  319. Joyful I’d Lay This Body Down
  320. Judge Me, O Lord, and Prove My Ways
  321. Judges, Who Rule the World by Laws
  322. Just Are Thy Ways
  323. Keep Silence, All Created Things
  324. Kind Is the Speech of Christ Our Lord
  325. King, O Lord, with Songs of Praise, The
  326. King of Glory Sends His Son, The
  327. King of Saints, How Fair His Face, The
  328. Laden with Guilt, and Full of Fears
  329. Lands That Long in Darkness Lay, The
  330. Laugh, Ye Profane
  331. Law by Moses Came, The
  332. Law Commands and Makes Us Know, The
  333. Let All Our Tongues Be One
  334. Let All the Earth Their Voices Raise
  335. Let All the Heathen Writers Join
  336. Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds
  337. Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite
    • Let Love Through All Your Actions Run
  338. Let Everlasting Glories Crown
  339. Let Every Creature Join
  340. Let Every Mortal Ear Attend
  341. Let Every Tongue Thy Goodness Speak
  342. Let God Arise in All His Might
    • Kingdoms and Thrones to God Belong
  343. Let God the Father, and the Son
  344. Let God the Father Live
  345. Let God the Maker’s Name
  346. Let Him Embrace My Soul, and Prove
  347. Let Me but Hear My Savior Say
    • Since I Have Heard My Savior Say
  348. Let Mortal Tongues Attempt to Sing
  349. Let Others Boast How Strong They Be
  350. Let Pharisees of High Esteem
  351. Let Sinners Take Their Course
  352. Let Sion in Her King Rejoice
  353. Let the Old Heathens Tune Their Song
  354. Let the Seventh Angel Sound on High
  355. Let the Whole Race of Creatures Lie
  356. Let the Wild Leopards of the Wood
  357. Let Them Neglect Thy Glory, Lord
  358. Let Those Who Bear the Christian Name
  359. Let Us Adore th’Eternal Word
  360. Let Zion and Her Sons Rejoice
  361. Life and Immortal Joys Are Given
  362. Life Is the Time to Serve the Lord
    • Life Is the Hour That God Hath Given
  363. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Heavenly Seats
  364. Like Sheep We Went Astray
  365. Lo, the Destroying Angel Flies
  366. Lo! the Young Tribes of Adam Rise
  367. Lo! What a Glorious Cornerstone
  368. Lo! What a Glorious Sight Appears
  369. Lo! What an Entertaining Sight
  370. Long as I Live I’ll Bless Thy Name
  371. Long Have I Sat Beneath the Sound
    • Long Have I Heard the Joyful Sound
  372. Lord, All I Am Is Known to Thee
  373. Lord Appears My Helper Now, The
  374. Lord, at Thy Temple We Appear
  375. Lord Can Clear the Darkest Skies, The
  376. Lord Declares His Will, The
  377. Lord Descending from Above, The
  378. Lord, Hast Thou Cast the Nation Off?
  379. Lord, How Delightful ’Tis to See
    • O Write upon My Memory, Lord
  380. Lord, How Divine Thy Comforts Are
  381. Lord! How Fearful Is His Name?, The
  382. Lord, How Secure and Blest Are They
  383. Lord, How Secure My Conscience Was
  384. Lord, How Wondrous Are His Ways, The
  385. Lord, I Am Thine
  386. Lord, I Am Vile, Conceived in Sin
  387. Lord, I Ascribe It to Thy Grace
  388. Lord, I Can Suffer Thy Rebukes
  389. Lord, I Esteem Thy Judgments Right
  390. Lord, I Have Found It Good for Me
  391. Lord, I Have Made Thy Word My Choice
  392. Lord, I Will Bless Thee All My Days
  393. Lord, I Would Spread My Sore Distress
  394. Lord, if Thine Eyes Survey Our Faults
  395. Lord, if Thou Dost Not Soon Appear
  396. Lord, in the Morning Thou Shalt Hear
  397. Lord Is Come, The
  398. Lord Jehovah Reigns, The (1)
  399. Lord Jehovah Reigns, The (2)
  400. Lord My Shepherd Is, The
  401. Lord of Glory Is My Light, The
  402. Lord of Glory Reigns, The
  403. Lord of the Worlds Above
  404. Lord on High Proclaims, The
  405. Lord, the Judge, Before His Throne, The
  406. Lord, the Judge, His Churches Warns, The
  407. Lord, the Sovereign King, The
  408. Lord, the Sovereign, Sends His Summons Forth, The
  409. Lord, Thou Hast Called Thy Grace to Mind
  410. Lord, Thou Hast Heard Thy Servant Cry
  411. Lord, Thou Hast Searched and Seen Me Through
  412. Lord, Thou Hast Seen My Soul Sincere
  413. Lord, Thou Wilt Hear Me When I Pray
  414. Lord, ’Tis a Pleasant Thing to Stand
  415. Lord, ’Tis an Infinite Delight
    • Sweet Was the Journey to the Sky
  416. Lord, We Adore Thy Bounteous Hand
  417. Lord, We Adore Thy Vast Designs
  418. Lord, We Are Blind
  419. Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults
  420. Lord, We Have Heard Thy Works of Old
  421. Lord, What a Feeble Piece
    • Our Moments Fly Apace
  422. Lord, What a Heav’n of Saving Grace
  423. Lord, What a Thoughtless Wretch Was I
  424. Lord, What a Wretched Land Is This
  425. Lord, What Is Man, Poor Feeble Man
  426. Lord, What Was Man?
  427. Lord, When I Count Thy Mercies O’er
  428. Lord, When My Thoughtful Soul Surveys
  429. Lord, When My Thoughts with Wonder Roll
  430. Lord, When Thou Didst Ascend on High
  431. Lord, When We See a Saint of Thine
  432. Loud Hallelujahs to the Lord
  433. Majesty of Solomon, The
    • Now to the Hands of Christ Our King
  434. Maker and Sovereign Lord
    • Now He’s Ascended High
    • Why Did the Gentiles Rage?
  435. Man Has a Soul of Vast Desires
  436. Man Is Ever Blest, The
  437. Marching to Zion
  438. Memory of Our Dying Lord, The
  439. Mercy and Judgment Are My Song
  440. Mighty Frame of Glorious Grace, The
    • Proclaim Inimitable Love
  441. Mine Eyes and My Desire
  442. Mistaken Souls, That Dream of Heaven
  443. Must All the Charms of Nature, Then
  444. Must Friends and Kindred Droop and Die?
  445. My Crimes Awake
  446. My Dear Redeemer and My Lord
  447. My Drowsy Powers, Why Sleep Ye So?
  448. My God, Accept My Early Vows
  449. My God, Consider My Distress
  450. My God, How Endless Is Thy Love
  451. My God, How Many Are My Fears
  452. My God, in Whom Are All the Springs
  453. My God, My Everlasting Hope
  454. My God, My King, Thy Various Praise
  455. My God, My Life, My Love
  456. My God, My Portion, and My Love
  457. My God, Permit Me Not to Be
  458. My God! Permit My Tongue
  459. My God, the Spring of All My Joys
  460. My God, the Steps of Pious Men
  461. My God, What Endless Pleasures Dwell
  462. My God, What Inward Grief I Feel
  463. My God, Who Makes the Sun to Know
  464. My Heart, How Dreadful Hard It Is
  465. My Heart Rejoices in Thy Name
  466. My Never Ceasing Songs Shall Show
  467. My Refuge Is the God of Love
  468. My Righteous Judge, My Gracious God
  469. My Savior and My King
  470. My Savior God, My Sovereign Prince
  471. My Savior, My Almighty Friend
  472. My Shepherd Is the Living Lord
  473. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
  474. My Soul, Come Meditate the Day
    • O Could We Die with Those That Die
  475. My Soul Forsakes Her Vain Delight
    • There’s Nothing Round This Spacious Earth
  476. My Soul, How Lovely Is the Place
    • With His Rich Gifts the Heavenly Dove
  477. My Soul Lies Cleaving to the Dust
  478. My Soul, Repeat His Praise
    • High as the Heavens Above the Ground
    • Pity of the Lord, The
  479. My Soul, Thy Great Creator Praise
  480. My Spirit Looks to God Alone
  481. My Spirit Sinks Within Me, Lord
  482. My Thoughts on Awful Subjects Roll
  483. My Thoughts, That Often Mount the Skies
  484. My Trust Is in My Heavenly Friend
  485. Naked as from the Earth We Came
    • ’Tis God That Lifts Our Comforts High
  486. Nature with All Her Powers Shall Sing
  487. Nature with Open Volume Stands
    • O the Sweet Wonders of That Cross
  488. No, I Shall Envy Them No More
  489. No, I’ll Repine at Death no More
  490. No More, Dear Savior, Will I Boast
  491. No More, My God,
  492. No Sleep Nor Slumber to His Eyes
  493. No, ’Tis in Vain to Seek for Bliss
  494. Nor Eye Hath Seen, Nor Ear Hath Heard
  495. Not All the Blood of Beasts
  496. Not All the Outward Forms on Earth
  497. Not by the Laws of Innocence
  498. Not Different Food, or Different Dress
  499. Not from the Dust My Sorrow Springs
  500. Not from the Dust Affliction Grows
  501. Not the Malicious or Profane
  502. Not the Rich World of Minds Above
  503. Not to Condemn the Sons of Men
  504. Not to Our Names
  505. Not to Ourselves
  506. Not to the Terrors of the Lord
  507. Not with Our Mortal Eyes
  508. Now Be My Heart Inspired to Sing
  509. Now Be the God of Israel Blessed
    • John Was the Prophet of the Lord
    • Let Bitter Words No More Be Known
    • Now by the Love of Christ My God
    • Spirit, Like a Peaceful Dove, The
  510. Now by the Bowels of My God
  511. Now for a Tune of Lofty Praise
  512. Now from the Roaring Lion’s Rage
  513. Now Have Our Hearts Embraced Our God
    • Here Have We Seen Thy Face, O Lord
  514. Now I’m Convinced the Lord Is Kind
  515. Now in the Galleries of His Grace
  516. Now, in the Heat of Youthful Blood
  517. Now Let a Spacious World Arise
  518. Now Let My Faith Grow Strong, and Rise
  519. Now Let Our Lips with Holy Fear
  520. Now Let Our Mournful Songs Record
  521. Now Let Our Pains Be All Forgot
  522. Now Let the Father and the Son
  523. Now Let the Lord My Savior Smile
  524. Now May the God of Power and Grace
  525. Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God
  526. Now Satan Comes with Dreadful Roar
  527. Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise
  528. Now Shall My Solemn Vows Be Paid
  529. Now to the Great and Sacred Three
  530. Now to the Lord a Noble Song
  531. Now to the Lord, That Makes Us Know
  532. Now to the Power of God Supreme
  533. O All Ye Nations, Praise the Lord
  534. O Bless the Lord, My Soul
  535. O Blessèd Souls Are They
  536. O Britain, Praise Thy Mighty God
  537. O for a Shout of Sacred Joy
    • Now Raise a Shout of Sacred Joy
  538. O for an Overcoming Faith
  539. O God, My Refuge, Hear My Cries
  540. O God of Grace and Righteousness
  541. O God of Mercy, Hear My Call
  542. O God, to Whom Revenge Belongs
  543. O Happy Man, Whose Soul Is Filled
  544. O Happy Nation
  545. O Happy Soul That Lives on High
  546. O How I Love Thy Holy Law
  547. O if My Soul Were Formed for Woe
    • ’Twas for My Sins, My Dearest Lord
  548. O Lord, How Many Are My Foes
  549. O Lord, Our Heavenly King
  550. O Lord, Our Lord, How Wondrous Great
  551. O Might I Once Mount Up and See
  552. O That I Knew the Secret Place
  553. O That the Lord Would Guide My Ways
  554. O That Thy Statutes Every Hour
  555. O the Immense, the Amazing Height
  556. O Thou That Hear’st When Sinners Cry
    • Broken Heart, My God, My King, A
  557. O Thou Whose Grace and Justice Reign
  558. O Thou Whose Justice Reigns on High
  559. O ’Tis a Lovely Thing for Youth
  560. O ’Tis a Lovely Thing to See
  561. O What a Stiff, Rebellious House
  562. Of All the Joys We Mortals Know
  563. Of Justice and of Grace I Sing
    • Mercy and Judgment Will I Sing
  564. Oft Have I Sat in Secret Sighs
  565. Often I Seek My Lord by Night
  566. Oh! the Almighty Lord!
  567. Oh! the Delights, the Heavenly Joys
  568. Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day
  569. Our Days, Alas, Our Mortal Days
  570. Our God, How Firm His Promise Stands
  571. Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
  572. Our Sins, Alas, How Strong They Be
    • Waves of Trouble, How They Rise, The
  573. Our Souls Shall Magnify the Lord
  574. Our Spirits Join to Adore the Lamb
  575. Our Tongues Were Made to Bless the Lord
  576. Out of the Deeps of Long Distress
  577. Plunged in a Gulf of Dark Despair
  578. Praise, Everlasting Praise, Be Paid
    • O for a Strong and Lasting Faith
  579. Praise of Sion Waits for Thee, The
  580. Praise Waits in Zion, Lord, for Thee
  581. Praise Ye the Lord, Exalt His Name
  582. Praise Ye the Lord, My Heart Shall Join
  583. Praise Ye the Lord, ’Tis Good to Raise
  584. Praise Ye the Lord with Joyful Tongue
    • Praise Ye the Lord in Joyful Choir
  585. Praises of My Tongue, The
    • Now I Can Read and Learn
  586. Preserve Me, Lord
  587. Promise of My Father’s Love, The
  588. Promise Was Divinely Free, The
  589. Pronounce Him Blessed, My Muse
  590. Questions and Doubts Be Heard No More
  591. Raise Thee, My Soul, Fly Up and Run
    • There on a High Majestic Throne
  592. Raise Your Triumphant Songs
  593. Rejoice, Ye Righteous, in the Lord
  594. Remember, Lord, Our Mortal State
  595. Return, O God of Love, Return
  596. Rise, Rise, My Soul, and Leave the Ground
    • Long Ere the Lofty Skies Were Spread
  597. Saints, at Your Heavenly Father’s Word
  598. Salvation Is Forever Nigh
  599. Salvation! O the Joyful Sound!
  600. Save Me, O God, the Swelling Floods
  601. Save Me, O Lord, from Every Foe
  602. See What a Living Stone
    • This Is the Glorious Day
  603. See Where the Great Incarnate God
  604. Shall Atheists Dare Insult the Cross?
  605. Shall the Vile Race of Flesh and Blood
  606. Shall We Go on to Sin
  607. Shall Wisdom Cry Aloud?
  608. Shepherds, Rejoice! Lift Up Your Eyes
  609. Shine, Mighty God, on Britain Shine
  610. Shout to the Lord, and Let Our Joys
  611. Show Pity, Lord, O Lord, Forgive
  612. Sin Has a Thousand Treacherous Arts
  613. Sin, Like a Venomous Disease
  614. Sing, All Ye Nations, to the Lord
  615. Sing to the Lord Aloud
  616. Sing to the Lord Jehovah’s Name
  617. Sing to the Lord That Built the Skies
  618. Sing to the Lord with Joyful Voice
  619. Sing to the Lord, Ye Distant Lands
  620. Sing to the Lord, Ye Heav’nly Hosts
  621. Sitting Around Our Father’s Board
  622. So Did the Hebrew Prophet Raise
  623. So Let Our Lips and Lives Express
  624. So New-Born Babes Desire the Breast
    • As New-Born Babes Desire the Breast
    • Dost Thou the High and Heavenly One?
    • Father, I Wait Before Thy Throne
    • Grace, Like an Uncorrupted Seed
    • Immortal Principles Forbid
    • Lord, I Address Thy Heavenly Throne
    • We Find Access at Every Hour
  625. Some Seraph, Lend Your Heavenly Tongue
    • Thy Names, How Infinite They Be
  626. Song of Angels Above, The
  627. Songs of Immortal Praise
  628. Sons of Adam, Bold and Young
  629. Soon as I Heard My Father Say
  630. Stand and Adore!
  631. Stand Up, My Soul, Shake Off Thy Fears
    • Stand Up, My Soul, Thy Fears Dismiss
  632. Starry Heavens Thy Rule Obey, The
  633. Stoop Down, My Thoughts, That Use to Rise
  634. Strait Is the Way, the Door Is Strait
  635. Sure There’s a Righteous God
  636. Sweet Flocks, Whose Soft Enameled Wing
  637. Sweet Is the Memory of Thy Grace
  638. Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King
  639. Sweet Muse, Descend and Bless the Shade
  640. Teach Me the Measure of My Days
  641. Tell Me, Fairest of Thy Kind
  642. Terrible God, That Reign’st on High
  643. Th’Almighty Reigns Exalted High
  644. That Awful Day Will Surely Come
  645. That Man Is Blest Who Stands in Awe
  646. Thee We Adore, Eternal Name
  647. Thee Will I Love, O Lord, My Strength
  648. There Is a God Who Reigns Above
  649. There Is a House Not Made with Hands
  650. There Is a Land of Pure Delight
  651. There Was an Hour When Christ Rejoiced
  652. These Glorious Minds, How Bright They Shine
  653. Think, Mighty God, on Feeble Man
  654. This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made
  655. This Is the Day When Christ Arose
  656. This Is the Word of Truth and Love
  657. This Spacious Earth Is All the Lord’s
    • Rejoice, Ye Shining Worlds on High
  658. Thou Art My Portion, O My God
  659. Thou God of Love, Thou Ever Blessed
  660. Thou Whom My Soul Admires Above
  661. Thrice Happy Man Who Fears the Lord
  662. Through Every Age, Eternal God
  663. Thus Did the Sons of Abraham Pass
  664. Thus Far the Lord Hath Led Me On
  665. Thus I Resolved Before the Lord
  666. Thus Saith the First, the Great Command
  667. Thus Saith the High and Lofty One
  668. Thus Saith the Lord, The Spacious Fields
  669. Thus Saith the Lord, Your Work Is Vain
    • No Blood of Beasts on Altars Shed
  670. Thus Saith the Mercy of the Lord
  671. Thus Saith the Ruler of the Skies
  672. Thus Saith the Wisdom of the Lord
  673. Thus the Eternal Father Spake
  674. Thus the Great Lord of Earth and Sea
  675. Thy Favors, Lord, Surprise Our Souls
  676. Thy Mercies Fill the Earth, O Lord
  677. Thy Name, Almighty Lord
  678. Thy Works of Glory, Mighty Lord
  679. Time, What an Empty Vapor ’Tis
    • Our Life Is Ever on the Wing
    • Yet, Mighty God, Our Fleeting Days
  680. ’Tis by the Faith of Joys to Come
    • It Is by Faith in Joys to Come
  681. ’Tis by Thy Strength the Mountains Stand
  682. ’Tis from the Treasures of His Word
    • From the Rich Treasures of His Word
  683. ’Tis Not the Law of Ten Commands
  684. ’Tis Pure Delight, Without Alloy
  685. To God I Cried with Mournful Voice
    • Will God for Ever Cast Me Off?
  686. To God I Made My Sorrows Known
  687. To God the Father, God the Son
  688. To God the Father’s Throne
  689. To God the Great, the Ever Blest
  690. To God the Only Wise
  691. To Heav’n I Lift My Waiting Eyes
  692. To Him That Chose Us First
  693. To Our Almighty Maker, God
  694. To Our Eternal God
  695. To Thee, Before the Dawning Light
  696. To Thee, Most Holy, and Most High
  697. To Thine Almighty Arm We Owe
  698. True Messiah Now Appears, The
  699. ’Twas a Mournful Parting Day
  700. ’Twas by an Order from the Lord
  701. ’Twas for Thy Sake, Eternal God
  702. ’Twas from Thy Hand, My God, I Came
  703. ’Twas in the Watches of the Night
  704. ’Twas on That Dark, That Doleful Night
  705. ’Twas the Commission of Our Lord
  706. Unshaken as the Sacred Hill
  707. Unveil Thy Bosom, Faithful Tomb
  708. Up from My Youth, May Israel Say
  709. Up to the Fields Where Angels Lie
  710. Up to the Hills I Lift Mine Eyes
    • He Lives, the Everlasting God
  711. Up to the Lord That Reigns on High
  712. Upward I Lift Mine Eyes
  713. Vain Are the Hopes That Rebels Place
  714. Vain Are the Hopes the Sons of Men
  715. Vain Man, on Foolish Pleasures Bent
  716. Vast Are Thy Works, Almighty Lord
  717. Voice of My Beloved Sounds, The
  718. We Are a Garden Walled Around
  719. We Bless the Lord, the Just, the Good
  720. We Bless the Prophets of the Lord
  721. We Give Immortal Praise
  722. We Love Thee, Lord, and We Adore
  723. We Sing the Amazing Deeds
  724. We Sing the Almighty Power of God
  725. We Sing the Glories of Thy Love
  726. Welcome, Sweet Day of Rest
  727. Well, the Redeemer’s Gone
    • Great Redeemer’s Gone, The
  728. What Blest Examples Do I Find
  729. What Different Powers of Grace and Sin
  730. What Equal Honors Shall We Bring
  731. What Happy Men, or Angels, These?
  732. What Heavenly Man, or Lovely God
  733. What Is Our God, or What His Name
  734. What Mighty Man, or Mighty God
  735. What Shall I Render to My God?
    • Among the Saints That Fill Thine House
  736. What Shall the Dying Sinner Do?
  737. What Vain Desires and Passions Vain
  738. Whatever Brawls Disturb the Street
  739. When Christ to Judgment Shall Descend
  740. When God Is Nigh
  741. When God, Provoked with Daring Crimes
  742. When God Restored Our Captive State
  743. When God Revealed His Gracious Name
  744. When God Surveyed the New Made World
  745. When I Can Read My Title Clear
  746. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  747. When I with Pleasing Wonder Stand
  748. When in the Light of Faith Divine
  749. When Israel, Freed from Pharaoh’s Hand
  750. When Israel Sins, the Lord Reproves
  751. When Man Grows Bold in Sin
    • But There’s a Dreadful God
  752. When, Overwhelmed with Grief
    • O Lead Me to the Rock
  753. When Pain and Anguish Seize Me, Lord
  754. When Pharaoh Dared to Vex the Saints
  755. When Shall Thy Lovely Face Be Seen?
  756. When Strangers Stand and Hear Me Tell
    • My Best-Beloved Keeps His Throne
  757. When the Eternal Bows the Skies
  758. When the Fierce North Wind
  759. When the First Parents of Our Race
    • Behold What Pity Touched the Heart
    • Infinite Pity Touched the Heart
  760. When the Great Builder Arched the Skies
  761. When the Great Judge
    • Rise, Great Redeemer, from Thy Seat
  762. When We Are Raised from Deep Distress
  763. Whence Do Our Mournful Thoughts Arise
  764. Whene’er I Take My Walks Abroad
  765. Where’er My Flattering Passions Rove
  766. Where Are the Mourners? Saith the Lord
  767. Where Shall the Man Be Found?
  768. Where Shall the Tribes of Abraham Find
    • Jesus, Our Kinsman and Our God
  769. Where Shall We Go to Seek and Find
  770. Where’er the Man Is Found
  771. While I Keep Silence, and Conceal
  772. While Men Grow Bold in Wicked Ways
    • Above the Heaven’s Created Rounds
  773. Who Can Describe the Joys That Rise?
  774. Who Dares Attempt th’Eternal Name?
  775. Who Has Believed Thy Word?
  776. Who Is This Fair One in Distress?
    • O Let My Name Engraven Stand
  777. Who Shall Ascend Thy Heav’nly Place?
    • Who Shall Ascend to the Heavenly Place
  778. Who Shall Inhabit in Thy Hill?
  779. Who Shall the Lord’s Elect Condemn?
    • He Lives! He Lives, and Sits Above
  780. Who Will Arise and Plead My Right?
  781. Why Did the Jews Proclaim Their Rage?
  782. Why Did the Nations Join to Slay
  783. Why Do the Proud Insult the Poor?
  784. Why Do the Wealthy Wicked Boast?
  785. Why Do We Mourn Departing Friends?
    • Why Do We Mourn for Dying Friends?
  786. Why Does Your Face, Ye Humble Souls
  787. Why Doth the Lord Stand Off So Far?
  788. Why Doth the Man of Riches Grow?
  789. Why Has My God My Soul Forsook?
  790. Why Is My Heart So Far from Thee?
  791. Why Should I Deprive My Neighbor?
  792. Why Should I Join with Those in Play?
  793. Why Should I Love My Sport So Well?
  794. Why Should I Say, ’Tis Yet Too Soon?
  795. Why Should I Vex My Soul?
  796. Why Should Our Garments, Made to Hide?
    • How Proud We Are, How Fond of Show
  797. Why Should the Children of a King
  798. Why Should This Earth Delight Us So?
  799. Why Should We Start, and Fear to Die?
  800. Will God Forever Cast Us Off?
  801. With All My Powers of Heart and Tongue
    • Grace Will Complete What Grace Begins
    • To God I Cried When Troubles Rose
  802. With Cheerful Voice I Sing
  803. With Earnest Longings of the Mind
  804. With Holy Fear and Humble Song
  805. With Joy We Meditate the Grace
  806. With My Whole Heart I’ll Raise My Song
  807. With My Whole Heart I’ve Sought Thy Face
  808. With Reverence Let the Saints Appear
    • With Wonder and with Awful Fear
  809. With Songs and Honors Sounding Loud
  810. Wondering World Inquires to Know, The
  811. Wonders, Lord, Thy Love Has Wrought, The
  812. Would You Behold the Works of God?
  813. Ye Angels Round the Throne
  814. Ye Holy Souls, in God Rejoice
  815. Ye Islands of the Northern Sea
  816. Ye Nations Round the Earth, Rejoice
  817. Ye Servants of th’Almighty King
  818. Ye Sons of Adam, Vain and Young
  819. Ye Sons of Men, a Feeble Race
  820. Ye Sons of Pride
  821. Ye That Delight to Serve the Lord
  822. Ye That Obey th’Immortal King
  823. Ye Tribes of Adam, Join
  824. Yet, Gracious God
  825. Yet, Mighty God, Indulge My Tongue
  826. Yet, Saith the Lord
  827. Zion Rejoice, and Judah Sing