My spirit looks to God alone

My spirit looks to God alone

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 122 hymnals

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My spirit looks to God alone,
My rock and refuge is his throne.
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on his salvation waits.
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on his salvation waits.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #208

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 spirit looks to God alone
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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RUSSIA


WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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BLACKBURN (Aitken)


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