Different Success of the Gospel

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1 Christ and his cross is all our theme;
The mysteries that we speak
Are scandal in the Jew’s esteem,
And folly to the Greek.

2 But souls enlightened from above
With joy receive the word;
They see what wisdom, power, and love
Shine in their dying Lord.

3 The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath;
Believing, they rejoice in him,
The Antidote of death.

4 [Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like showers of heavenly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.]

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #165

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ and his cross is all our theme
Title: Different Success of the Gospel
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d105

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #178

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #155

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d26

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #30

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #151

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #165

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d20

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A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #XX

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #113

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CXIII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #113

Chapel Hymns #d85

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d38

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Christian Melodies #258

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Christian Melodies #258

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S20

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d159

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Church Melodies #290

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Church Psalmist #119

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Church Psalmist #119

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Church Psalmist #119

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Church Psalmody #H187

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Church Psalmody #187

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Church Psalmody #510

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXII

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #XXII

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #H.XXII

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #33

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #85

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #858

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d65

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #I.CXIX

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #34

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #34

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Hymns for Social Worship #365

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #10

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d71

Hymns Selected #d34

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d33

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d50

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #187

Melodies of the Church #d152

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Parish Hymns #214

Parish Psalmody #d103

Parish Psalmody #d106

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Pocket Hymns #63

Prison Hymn Book #d39

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d108

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d113

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d118

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d112

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.119

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #486

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H235

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Psalms and Hymns #214

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Revival Songs #279

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d32

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Sacred Poetry #335

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #228

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #261

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d71

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Seamen's Hymns #119

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d91

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #29

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Social Psalmist #119

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #489

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #454

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #142.454

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1416

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The Baptist Hymn Book #454

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The Baptist Hymn Book #125

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The Baptist Psalmody #321

The Book of Praise #d93

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #575

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The Christian Melodist #387

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #127

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The Christian Psalmist #143

The Church Hymn Book #d133

The Church Hymn Book #d73

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The Columbian Repository #471

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The Cyber Hymnal #9700

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #144

The Devotional Hymn Book #d74

The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d80

The Good Old Songs #d77

The Good Old Songs #d77

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The Lyrica #149

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #76

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #588

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #588

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #34

The Primitive Hymns #d86

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