Scripture Verse

Only believe. Mark 5:36

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 105. Doubts scat­tered, or spir­it­u­al joy re­stored.

Music: Jhar­kand, anon­y­mous, in The Aid to Praise, ed­it­ed by Kins­ley Twin­ing (Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ri­ver­side Press, 1875), num­ber 15 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Hence from my soul, sad thoughts, begone,
And leave me to my joys;
My tongue shall triumph in my God,
And make a joyful noise.

Darkness and doubts had veiled my mind,
And drowned my head in tears,
Till sovereign grace with shining rays
Dispelled my gloomy fears.

O what immortal joys I felt,
And raptures all divine,
When Jesus told me I was His,
And my Belovèd mine.

In vain the tempter frights my soul,
And breaks my peace in vain;
One glimpse, dear Savior, of Thy face
Revives my joys again.