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Courage, my soul, while God is near

Representative Text

1 Courage, my soul! while God is near,
What enemy hast thou to fear?
How canst thou want a sure defence,
Whose refuge is Omnipotence?

2 Though thickest dangers crowd my way,
My God can chase my fears away:
My steadfast heart on Him relies,
And all those dangers still defies.

3 Though billows after billows roll
To overwhelm my sinking soul
Firm as a rock my faith shall stand,
Upheld by God's almighty hand.

4 In life His presence is my aid;
In death 'twill guide me through the shade,
Chase all my rising fears away,
And turn my darkness into day.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #512

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: Courage, my soul, while God is near
Author: Isaac Watts

Tune

DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #324

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #324

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #267

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d71

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #389

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #451

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #389

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #389

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #371

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #512

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #471

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Hymns, Selected and Original #471

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Hymns #471

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Hymns #471

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Hymns #471

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Hymns #471

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d19

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The Book of Worship #337

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