My God, what inward grief I feel

My God, what inward grief I feel

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 32 hymnals

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My God, what inward grief I feel
When impious men transgress thy will!
I mourn to hear their lips profane
Take thy tremendous name in vain.

Does not my soul detest and hate
The sons of malice and deceit?
Those that oppose thy laws and thee,
I count them enemies to me.

Lord, search my soul, try every thought;
Though my own heart accuse me not
Of walking in a false disguise,
I beg the trial of thine eyes.

Doth secret mischief lurk within?
Do I indulge some unknown sin?
O turn my feet whene'er I stray,
And lead me in thy perfect way.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #336

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: My God, what inward grief I feel
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #211

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #211

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #204

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #264

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #248a

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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.) #264

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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.) #248a

Parish Psalmody #d496

Parish Psalmody #d508

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d533

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.316

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P139.9

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #336

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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.) #P139c

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #258

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