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My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?

My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 186 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?
Awake, my sluggish soul!
Nothing has half thy work to do
Yet nothing's half so dull.

2 We, for whose sake all nature stands,
And stars their courses move;
We, for whose guard the angel bands
Come flying from above;

3 We, for whom God the Son came down
And labored for our good,
How careless to secure that crown
He purchased with His blood.

4 Lord, shall we lie so sluggish still,
And never act our parts?
Come, holy Dove, from th'heavenly hill,
Renew and warm our hearts.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #199

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: My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CXVIII

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d168

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #323

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d83

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d375

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d59

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d142

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d549

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d552

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d552

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #569

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d233

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d392

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #45

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #45

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d226

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d332

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #229

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #82

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A Collection of Hymns #45

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d210

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #361

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #361

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #361

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #362

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #273

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #876

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A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #XXXVIII

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A Pocket Hymn Book #XXXVIII

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #XXXVIII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #38

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #XXXVIII

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d294

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d189

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #134

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d157

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #112

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CXII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #112

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #429

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #199

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d166

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Christian Melodies #276

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Christian Melodies #276

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d585

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #182

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d663

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Church Psalmist #370

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Church Psalmist #370

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Church Psalmist #370

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Church Psalmody #H347

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Church Psalmody #347

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Church Psalmody #596

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d452

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S3c

Family and Social Melodies #d218

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #470

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d337

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #470

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #465

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #465

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #547

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #547

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d240

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.XXV

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #52

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #52

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Hymns for Christian Melody #372

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d90

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d92

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Hymns for Social Worship #253

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #371

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #371

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d311

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #853

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #144

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Hymns selected from various authors #153

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d211

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #410

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Hymns, Selected and Original #410

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Hymns #410

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Hymns #410

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Hymns #410

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Hymns #410

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #347

Melodies of the Church #d632

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #230

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d88

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New Hymn and Tune book #69e

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