I love the Lord; he heard my cries

Representative Text

1 I love the Lord, who heard my cry
and pitied ev’ry groan.
Long as I live and troubles rise,
I’ll hasten to God’s throne.

2 I love the Lord, who heard my cry
and chased my grief a-way.
O let my heart no more despair
while I have breath to pray.

Source: Voices Together #684

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 >

Text Information

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
Place of Origin: England
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Small Church Music #6326

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The Cyber Hymnal #2903

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The New Century Hymnal #511

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #362

Total Praise #408

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Voices Together #684

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Voices United #617

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Worship and Song #3142

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