Our life is ever on the wing

Our life is ever on the wing

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: DANBURY
Published in 18 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: Our life is ever on the wing
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d259

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #174

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New Union Hymns #284

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d652

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d648

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #192

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