Blest is the man, whose tender care

Blest is the man, whose tender care

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: LEE (53455)
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Blest is the man whose tender care
Relieves the poor in their distress;
Whose pity wipes the widow's tear,
Whose hand supports the fatherless.

2 His heart contrives for their relief
More good than his own hand can do;
He, in the time of general grief,
Shall find the Lord has pity too.

3 Or, if he languish on his bed,
God will pronounce his sins forgiven;
Will save from death his sinking head,
Or take his willing soul to heaven.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #753

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #70bPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d123
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d138
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P41.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P41bPage Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d25
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P41bPage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d135
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d84
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P41bPage Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d69
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d68
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #XLIPage Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d27
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d44
The Christian Lyre #d47
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P41bPage Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #95Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #340Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #340Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d76
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #69Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #753TextPage Scan
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