Behold us, Lord, and let our cry

Behold us, Lord, and let our cry

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SWANWICK
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Behold us, Lord, and let our cry
Before thy throne ascend,
Cast thou on us a pitying eye,
And still our lives defend.

2 For slaught'ring foes insult us round,
Oppressive, proud and vain,
They cast thy temples to the ground,
And all our rites profane.

3 Yet thy forgiving grace we trust,
And in thy pow'r rejoice:
Thine arm shall crush our foes to dust,
Thy praise inspire our voice.

4 Be thou with those whose friendly hand
Upheld us in distress,
Extend thy truth through ev'ry land,
And still thy people bless.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LIV

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: Behold us, Lord, and let our cry
Author: Isaac Watts

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #105b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #98b

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #98b

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d82

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #93

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d82

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d21

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