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Will God for ever cast us off?

Will God for ever cast us off?

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MEAR
Published in 41 hymnals

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1.
Will God for ever cast us off?
His wrath for ever smoke
Against the people of his love,
His little chosen flock?



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #24b

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Will God for ever cast us off?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

MEAR


BEATITUDO

Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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