Now let our pains be all forgot

Now let our pains be all forgot

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

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Now let our pains be all forgot,
Our hearts no more repine;
Our suff'rings are not worth a thought,
When, Lord, compared with thine.

In lively figures here we see
The bleeding Prince of love;
Each of us hope, he died for me,
And then our griefs remove.

[Our humble faith here takes her rise,
While sitting round his board;
And back to Calvary she flies,
To view her groaning Lord.

His soul, what agonies it felt
When his own God withdrew;
And the large load of all our guilt
Lay heavy on him too!

But the Divinity within
Supported him to bear;
Dying, he conquered hell and sin,
And made his triumph there.]

Grace, wisdom, justice joined and wrought
The wonders of that day;
No mortal tongue, nor mortal thought,
Can equal thanks repay.

Our hymns should sound like those above,
Could we our voices raise;
Yet, Lord, our hearts shall all be love,
And all our lives be praise.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.16

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: Now let our pains be all forgot
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #199

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d73

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d299

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.16

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d147

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #548

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