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God is a Spirit, Just and Wise

God is a Spirit, just and wise

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ARMENIA
Published in 155 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God is a Spirit, just and wise
He sees our inmost mind;
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.

2 Nothing but truth before his throne
With honor can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known
Through the disguise they wear.

3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bended knees the ground;
But God abhors the sacrifice
Where not the heart is found.

4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere;
Then shall I stand before thy face,
And find acceptance there.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #42

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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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11081
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 155)
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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #231

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #414

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #44

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #44

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #44

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #12

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #26

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #32

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #309

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #338

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #346

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #36

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #13

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #188

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #245

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #13

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #13

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Baptist Chorals #103

Chapel Hymns #d169

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Children's Praise #38

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d148

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d307

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Church Melodies #394

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Church Psalmody #H20

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Church Psalmody #20

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #65

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d75

Grammar School Hymn Book #d75

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #491

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a491

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #21

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #21

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

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d145

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #456

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #456

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Hymns for Christian Melody #481

Hymns for Schools and Families #d34

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Hymns for Social Worship #230

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #37

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #49

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #49

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #460

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d146

Hymns Selected #d63

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d63

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Hymns selected from various authors #343

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d79

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #29

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d109

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Hymns, Selected and Original #29

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d73

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d65

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Hymns #29

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Hymns #29

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Hymns #29

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Hymns #29

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #20

Melodies of the Church #d285

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New Union Hymns #28

Parish Psalmody #d206

Parish Psalmody #d213

Plymouth Collection #d17

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Pocket Hymns #22

Prison Hymn Book #d97

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d228

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d230

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d231

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.136

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #273

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H14

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d156

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Psalms and Hymns #22

Sacred poetry #d131

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Sacred Poetry #aH.LXXVI

Sacred Poetry #d130

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Sacred Poetry #H.LXXVI

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d136

Songs for the New Life #d176

Pages

Exclude 154 pre-1979 instances
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