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O Blessed souls are they

O Blessed souls are they

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 187 hymnals

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O blessed souls are they,
whose sins are covered o’er!
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord
imputes their guilt no more!

They mourn their follies past,
and keep their hearts with care;
their lips and lives, without deceit,
shall prove their faith sincere.

Let sinners learn to pray;
let saints keep near the throne.
Our help in times of deep distress
is found in God alone.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #14

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: O Blessed souls are they
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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