Not from relentless fate's dark womb

Not from relentless fate's dark womb

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Not from relentless fate's dark womb,
Or from the dust our troubles come.
No fickle chance presides o'er grief,
To cause the pain, or send relief.

2 Look up, and see, ye sorrowing saints!
The cause and cure of your complaints:
Know, 'tis your heavenly Father's will:
Bid every murmur then be still.

3 He sees, we need the painful yoke;
Yet love directs His heaviest stroke.
He takes no pleasure in our smart,
But wounds to heal and cheer the heart.

4 Blest trials those that cleanse from sin,
And make the soul all pure within,
Wean the fond mind from earthly toys,
To seek and taste celestial joys!

Source: The Book of Worship #39

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: Not from relentless fate's dark womb
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #30

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P94

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d163

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #73

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #73

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #73

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #73

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d301

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The Book of Worship #39

The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d314

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