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Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: PEORIA
Published in 52 hymnals

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #601

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A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors #75

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #601

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #601

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Church Hymn Book #P.CXXXIX.III

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Church Melodies #503

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

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Church Psalmist #P139g

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Church Psalmist #P139g

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Church Psalmist #P139g

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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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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #266b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #250a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXXXIXf

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #312

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Hymns and Tunes #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, Adapted to Public Worship #P139.5

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

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #139f

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Songs of Pilgrimage #385

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d352

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #DXXXIX

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The Columbian Repository #339

The Good Old Songs #d341

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #580

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The Psalms and Hymns #P139c

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The Psalms of David #CXXXIXf

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The Psalms of David #P139f

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The Psalms of David #261a

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #139f

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