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O! if my Lord would come and meet

O! if my Lord would come and meet

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

O! if my Lord would come and meet,
My soul would stretch her wings in haste;
Fly fearless thro' death's iron gates;
Nor feel the terrors as she pass'd,
Nor feel the terrors as she pass'd.

Source: The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #21

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O! if my Lord would come and meet
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Sacred Harp #380

The Sacred Harp #444

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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