Love to Enemies from the Example of Christ

God of my mercy and my praise

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 71 hymnals

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1 God of my mercy and my praise,
Thy glory is my song;
tho' sinners speak against Thy grace
with a blaspheming tongue.

2 O GOD, my Lord, for Thy Name's sake
in mercy deal with me;
because Thy kindness is so great,
from trouble set me free.

3 O Thou who art my LORD and God,
Thy gracious help extend,
and for Thy lovingkindness' sake
O save me and defend.

4 My voice shall greatly bless the LORD
and sing His worthy praise,
and I amid the multitude
my thankful song will raise.

5 The LORD be praised, for ever near
the helpless poor He stands,
protecting them with wondrous pow'r
from their oppressors' hands.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #109

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: God of my mercy and my praise
Title: Love to Enemies from the Example of Christ
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Thomas Turton (b. Hatfield, Yorkshire, England, 1780; d. Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1864) composed ST. ETHELDREDA in 1860; it was published in James Turle's Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1863). Educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, England, Turton became a professor of mathematics at C…

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