Assistance and Victory in the spiritual Warfare

For ever blessed be the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 110 hymnals

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For ever blessed be the Lord,
My Savior and my shield;
He sends his Spirit with his word,
To arm me for the field.

When sin and hell their force unite,
He makes my soul his care,
Instructs me to the heav'nly fight,
And guards me through the war.

A friend and helper so divine
Does my weak courage raise;
He makes the glorious vict'ry mine,
And his shall be the praise.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #359

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: For ever blessed be the Lord
Title: Assistance and Victory in the spiritual Warfare
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

Notes

For ever blessed be the Lord. J. Watts. [Psalms cxliv.] In his Psalms of David, 1719, this version in 3 stanzas of 4 lines forms the first of three CM. hymns on Psalms cxliv., and is accompanied with the following note:—
"The sense of a great part of this Psalm is found often repeated in the Book of Psalms. I have therefore only taken three small parts of it, and form'd three distinct hymns on very different subjects."
Although frequently found in the older collections its modern use is limited. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d203

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #194

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #546

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #190

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #190

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #190

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d38

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d96

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #634

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #185

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #163

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #887

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #185

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #185

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American Psalmody #179

Asaph #d66

Bells of Bethlehem #d22

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Choice Hymns #214

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Christian Melodies #289

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Christian Melodies #289

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d240

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Church Hymn Book #P.CXLIV.I

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d277

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Church Psalmist #P144b

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Church Psalmist #P144b

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Church Psalmist #P144b

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Church Psalmody #P144.1

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Church Psalmody #P144a

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Church Psalmody #154

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Devotional hymns #S79

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #270a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #253

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #270a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #253

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXLIVa

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #316a

Eden Echoes #d21

Evangelical Musick #d15

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Evangelical Musick #94b

Glad Hosannas #d26

Glory Songs #d26

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d89

Gospel Hymns #d121

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #212

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #212

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d57

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #49

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Hymns selected from various authors #315

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d76

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #176

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Hymns, Selected and Original #176

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Hymns #176

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Hymns #176

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Hymns #176

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Hymns #176

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P144a

Melodies of the Church #d259

Parish Psalmody #d176

Parish Psalmody #d181

Psalmista #d73

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d203

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d207

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d195

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d200

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.323

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P144.1

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P144.1

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Psalms and Hymns #P144a

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #144a

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #503

The Awakening Trumpet #d24

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The Baptist Hymn Book #692

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The Baptist Psalmody #269

The Beacon Light #d25

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The Christian Psalmist #P144a

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P144a

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The College Hymnal #392

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The Columbian Repository #203

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The Columbian Repository #344

The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d32

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The Harp #101

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The Lexington Collection #200

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d91

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #332

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The Psalmist #616

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The Psalmist #616

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #359

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