From the first dawning light

From the first dawning light

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 8 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 >

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First Line: From the first dawning light
Author: Isaac Watts

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #85

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #618

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #618

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d128

The Family Choir #d11

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