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Blest is the man, whose tender care

Blest is the man, whose tender care

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

Representative Text

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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First Line: Blest is the man, whose tender care
Author: Isaac Watts



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Carmina Sacra #70b

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d123

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d138

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Church Psalmody #P41.2

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Church Psalmody #P41b

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d25

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P41b

Melodies of the Church #d135

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d84

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Psalms and Hymns #P41b

Sacred poetry #d69

Sacred Poetry #d68

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Sacred Poetry #XLI

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d27

The Christian Harmony #d44

The Christian Lyre #d47

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The Christian Psalmist #P41b

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The Jubilee Harp #95

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #340

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #340

The Universalist Hymn Book #d76

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #69

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The Voice of Praise #753

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