Father, I wait before thy throne

Father, I wait before thy throne

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 21 hymnals

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Father, I wait before thy throne
Author: Isaac Watts

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d198

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d199

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d198

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #438

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #279b

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #402

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #314

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #314

Hymns for Schools and Families #d131

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #166

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #466

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #262

The Amaranth #d41

The Christian Hymnist #d126

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