Our God! how firm his promise stands

Our God! how firm his promise stands

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 43 hymnals

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Our God! how firm his promise stands,
E'en when he hides his face;
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands
His glory and his grace.

Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,
Since Christ and we are one?
Thy God is faithful to his saints,
Is faithful to his Son.

Beneath his smiles my heart has lived,
And part of heav'n possessed;
I praise his name for grace received,
And trust him for the rest.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.40

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: Our God! how firm his promise stands
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d606

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #820

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #197

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #36

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #562

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #562

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #134

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.XL

The Sanctus #d191

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The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #195

The Southern Psalmist #d664

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d696

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