O the sharp pangs of smarting pain

O the sharp pangs of smarting pain

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 hymnals

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 the sharp pangs of smarting pain
Author: Isaac Watts



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d355

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d230

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d63

Family Hymns #d183

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #73

The Church Hymn Book #d728

Village Hymns #d397

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #88

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