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If God succeed not, all the cost

If God succeed not, all the cost

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 59 hymnals

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God, if you bless not, all the cost
and pains to build the house are lost;
cities must all be in your keep,
or watchful guards as well may sleep.

It’s all in vain, till you have blessed;
you make us rich, yet give us rest.
Children and friends are blessings too,
when you, our Sovereign, make them so.

Happy the ones to whom God sends
obedient children, faithful friends!
How sweet our daily comforts prove,
when you have blessed them with your love.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #90

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: If God succeed not, all the cost
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English