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Pleading the Promises

Behold thy waiting servant, Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 75 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Behold your waiting servant, Lord,
so thankful for your care!
Remember and confirm your word,
for all my hopes are there.

Have you not sent salvation down,
and promised quickening grace?
Does not my heart address your throne?
Your love makes no delays.

Did you not raise my faith, O Lord?
Then let your truth appear;
and all shall joy in my reward,
and trust your mercy here.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #81

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: Behold thy waiting servant, Lord
Title: Pleading the Promises
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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In Melody and Songs #81

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