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As on some lonely building's top

As on some lonely building's top

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 6 hymnals

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: As on some lonely building's top
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d6

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Carmina Sacra #128a

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The American Vocalist #50a

The Choralist #d18

The Modern Psalmist #d14

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The Wesleyan Minstrel #55

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