At God's command, the morning ray

At God's command, the morning ray

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 10 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: At God's command, the morning ray
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #493

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #140

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #159

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #857

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #857

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d48

The Christian Psalter #d35

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #120

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