Must friends and kindred droop and die

Must friends and kindred droop and die

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 44 hymnals

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Must friends and kindred droop and die,
And helpers be withdrawn?
While sorrow with a weeping eye
Counts up our comforts gone?

Be thou our comfort, mighty God!
Our helper and our friend;
Nor leave us in this dangerous road,
Till all our trials end.

O may our feet pursue the way
Our pious fathers led!
With love and holy zeal obey
The counsels of the dead.

Let us be weaned from all below,
Let hope our grief expel,
While death invites our souls to go
Where our best kindred dwell.

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, 1806

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: Must friends and kindred droop and die
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d502

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #337

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #608

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #444

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #375

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d212

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #606

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #606

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #463

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #463

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #514

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d580

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d320

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #710

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #710

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d90

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #710

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #710

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #710

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d131

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.47

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d283

The Book of Praise #d202

The Good Old Songs #d356

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d188

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #663

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