Dear Lord, my thankful heart revives

Dear Lord, my thankful heart revives

Author: Isaac Watts
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1 Dear Lord, our thankful Heart revives
The Hope thine Invitation gives;
To thee our joyful Lips shall raise
The Voice of Prayer, the Voice of Praise.

2 I am my Lord's, and he is mine;
Our Hearts, our Hopes, our Passions join;
Nor let a Motion or a Word,
Or Thought, arise to grieve my Lord.

3 Till the Day breaks and Shadows flee,
Till the sweet dawning Light I see,
Thine Eyes to me ward often turn,
Nor let my Soul in Darkness mourn.

4 Be like a Hart on Mountains green,
Leap o'er the Hills of Fear and Sin;
Nor Guilt nor Unbelief divide
My Love, my Saviour, from my Side.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXXII

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: Dear Lord, my thankful heart revives
Author: Isaac Watts
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XXXII

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