Lord, I am vile, what shall I say

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Lord, I am vile!—what shall I say?
I live to see another day,
O let me live to thee!
A thousand years to hope for this,
Should be unuterble bliss;
What must fruition be!

2 Eye hath not seen nor ear that heard,
What Jesus hath for his prepar'd,
Nor can the heart conceive;
Thou hast commanded me to-day,
To live by faith, and I'd obey,
Lord, help me to believe.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDXCIII

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: Lord, I am vile, what shall I say
Title: Morning
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d164

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.LXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.LXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #493

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d230

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A Selection of Hymns #CDXCIII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a646

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The Baptist Hymn Book #646

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1211

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