Life and Immortal Joys Are Giv'n

Life and immortal joys are giv'n

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 23 hymnals

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Life and immortal joys are giv'n
To souls that mourn the sins they've done;
Children of wrath made heirs of heav'n
By faith in God's eternal Son.

Woe to the wretch that never felt
The inward pangs of pious grief,
But adds to all his crying guilt
The stubborn sin of unbelief!

The law condemns the rebel dead,
Under the wrath of God he lies;
He seals the curse on his own head,
And with a double vengeance dies.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.125

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: Life and immortal joys are giv'n
Title: Life and Immortal Joys Are Giv'n
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.125

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