How precious, Lord, thy holy word

How precious, Lord, thy holy word

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 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: How precious, Lord, thy holy word
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.CXIXb

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #189

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #46

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #95

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d127

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #245

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Sacred Poetry #146

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