Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 52 hymnals

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Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er,
They strike me with surprise;
Not all the sands that spread the shore
To equal numbers rise.

My flesh with fear and wonder stands,
The product of thy skill;
And hourly blessings from thy hands
Thy thoughts of love reveal.

These on my heart by night I keep;
How kind, how dear to me!
O may the hour that ends my sleep
Still find my thoughts with thee!



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #580

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, when I count thy mercies o'er
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #43

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #802

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #266b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #250a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #266b

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #250a

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #369

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #32

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d131

Parish Psalmody #d453

Parish Psalmody #d465

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.319

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P139.8

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #385

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d352

The Good Old Songs #d341

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #580

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXXIXf

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P139f

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #261a

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