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Mere human powers shall fast decay

Mere human powers shall fast decay

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

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: Mere human powers shall fast decay
Author: Isaac Watts

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Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #321Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #321Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #321Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d175
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #405Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #405Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #647Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #647Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d89
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d280
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #539Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #539Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #321Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d293
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #473Page Scan
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