I love the Lord; he heard my cries

I love the Lord; he heard my cries And pitied every groan

Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
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I love you, Lord; you heard my cries,
and pitied every groan;
Long as I live, when troubles rise,
I'll hasten to your throne.

I love you, Lord; you bow your ear;
you're ever good and just.
Then let my heart feel no despair!
Your power has all my trust.

If you behold me sore distressed,
you bid my pains remove;
I'll turn my soul to you, my rest,
and witness to your love.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #67

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: I love the Lord; he heard my cries And pitied every groan
Title: I love the Lord; he heard my cries
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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