Here, Lord, my soul convicted stands

Here, Lord, my soul convicted stands

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

10 Here, Lord, my soul convicted stands
Of breaking all thy ten commands:
And on me justly might'st thou pour
Thy wrath in one eternal show'r.

11 But thanks to God, its loud alarms
Have warn'd me of approaching harms;
And now, O Lord, my wants I see,
Lost and undone, I come to thee.

12 I know my fig-leaf righteousness
Can ne'er thy broken law redress;
Yet in thy gospel plan I see
There's hope of pardon e'en for me.

13 There, I behold with wonder, Lord!
That Christ hath to thy law restor'd
Those honors of th' atoning day,
Which guilty sinners took away.

14 Amazing wisdom, pow'r and love,
Display'd to rebels from above!
Do thou, O Lord, my faith increase
To love and trust thy plan of grace.


Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H44.III

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: Here, Lord, my soul convicted stands
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #63

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #768

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The Young Christian's Companion #2

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