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Bless, O thou western world, thy God

Bless, O thou western world, thy God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 7 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: Bless, O thou western world, thy God
Author: Isaac Watts

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1131
Parish Psalmody #d76
Parish Psalmody #d78
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P147.4Page Scan
Psalms of David, a New Edition #d2
The Musical Olio: containing I. a concise introduction to the art of singing by note. II. a variety of psalms, tunes, hymns, and set pieces, selected principally from European authors... #78Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d28



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