Diseases are thy servants, Lord

Diseases are thy servants, Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Diseases are thy servants, Lord!
they come at thy command.
I'll not attempt a murmuring word
Against thy chast'ning hand.

2 I'm but a sojourner below,
As all my fathers were:
May I be well prepar'd to go,
When I the summons hear.

3 But, if my life be spar'd awhile,
Before my last remove:
Thy praise shall be my business still,
And I'll declare thy love.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #436

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: Diseases are thy servants, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #436

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #436

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #555

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #828

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d119

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d78

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #555

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #555

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Hymns and Chants #207

The Church Hymn Book #d216

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