Praise to God for Hearing Prayer

Now shall my solemn vows be paid

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 74 hymnals

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9 Now shall my solemn vows be paid
To that Almighty Pow'r,
That heard the long requests I made
In my distressful hour.

10 My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make his mercies known;
Come ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders he has done.

11 When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought the heav’nly aid;
He sav'd my sinking soul from hell,
And death’s eternal shade.

12 If sin lay cover'd in my heart
While pray'r employ'd my tongue;
The Lord had shown me no regard,
Nor I his praises sung.

13 But God (his name be ever blest)
Has set my spirit free;
Nor turn'd from him my poor request,
Nor turn'd his heart from me.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LXVI.II

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 shall my solemn vows be paid
Title: Praise to God for Hearing Prayer
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Henry Lahee (b. Chelsea, London, England, 1826; d. Croydon, London, 1912) composed NATIVITY, which was first published in 1855 and set to a nativity hymn (thus the tune's title), "High let us swell our tuneful notes," by Philip Doddridge (PsH 335). Because NATIVITY was published with Isaac Watts' (P…

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