Distress of Soul

Mine eyes and my desire

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 117 hymnals

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My eyes and my desire
are ever to you, Lord;
I love to plead your promises,
and rest upon your word.

When shall the sovereign grace
of my forgiving God
restore me from the dangerous ways
my wandering feet have trod?

God, keep my soul from sin,
nor put my hope to shame;
for I have placed my only trust
in my Redeemer’s name.

With humble faith I wait
to see your face again;
I know it never shall be said
I seek the Lord in vain.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #10

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: Mine eyes and my desire
Title: Distress of Soul
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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In Melody and Songs #10

Spurgeon's Own Hymn Book #25


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