O write upon my memory, Lord

O write upon my memory, Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 O write upon my memory, Lord,
The text and doctrine of Thy Word'
That I may break Thy laws no more,
But love Thee better than before.

2 With thoughts of Christ and things divine,
Fill up this sinful heart of mine;
That hoping pardon through His blood,
I may lie down and wake with God.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 write upon my memory, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English