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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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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #438Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #279bPage Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #277Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #402Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #314Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #314Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d131
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #166Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #466Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #262Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #79gPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #79gPage Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #279bPage Scan
The Amaranth #d41
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #415Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #64Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d126
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #175dPage Scan
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