Assistance and Victory in the spiritual Warfare

For ever blessed be the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 110 hymnals

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 110)

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

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

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

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

Page Scan

A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #163

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d66

Bells of Bethlehem #d22

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

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

Page Scan

Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S79

TextPage Scan

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

TextPage Scan

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

TextPage Scan

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.) #270a

TextPage Scan

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 (4th ed.) #253

Eden Echoes #d21

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d15

Glad Hosannas #d26

Glory Songs #d26

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d89

Gospel Hymns #d121

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

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

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d57

Page Scan

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

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

Page Scan

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

TextPage Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #176

Page Scan

Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #176

Page Scan

Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #176

Parish Psalmody #d176

Parish Psalmody #d181

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #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

Text

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

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P144a

The Awakening Trumpet #d24

Page Scan

The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #269

The Beacon Light #d25

Page Scan

The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #392

The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d32

Page Scan

The Harp #101

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d91

Page Scan

The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #332

Page Scan

The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #616

TextPage Scan

The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #359

Pages

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements