How did his flowing tears condole

How did his flowing tears condole

Author: Isaac Watts
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How did his flowing tears condole,
As for a brother dead,
And fasting, mortified his soul,
While for their lives he prayed.
They groaned and cursed him on their beds,
Yet still he pleads and mourns;
And double blessings on his head,
The righteous Lord returns.

Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #126

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: How did his flowing tears condole
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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