My soul, survey thy happiness

My soul, survey thy happiness

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 My soul, survey thy happiness,
If thou art found a child of grace,
How richly is the gospel stored!
What joy the promises afford!

2 All things are now the gift of God,
And purchased with our Savior's blood;
While the good Spirit shews us how,
To use and to enjoy them too.

3 If peace and plenty crown my days,
They help me Lord to sing thy praise;
If bread of sorrow be my food,
Those sorrows work my real good.

4 Be present at our table Lord,
Be here and every where adored:
Thy people bless, and grant that we,
May feast in paradise with thee.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801

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 soul, survey thy happiness
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #LXI

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d123

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