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I need the influence of your grace

I need the influence of your grace

Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Tune: BUSAN
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

I need the influence of your grace
to speed me in your way,
lest I should loiter in my race,
or turn my feet astray.

Refrain:
And I shall love your gospel more,
and not forget your word,
for I have felt its quickening power
that draws me near my Lord.

When sore afflictions press me down,
I need your quickening powers;
your word, that I have rested on,
shall ease my heaviest hours. [Refrain]

Are not your mercies sovereign still,
and you a faithful God?
Will you not grant me stronger zeal
to run your heavenly road? [Refrain]



Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #87

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 need the influence of your grace
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: Psalm 119, 16th Part, alt.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And I shall love your gospel more
Publication Date: 2014
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2014.

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