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
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #77Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d265
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #77Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #77Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #207Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d243
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #134Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #174Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #352Page Scan
New Union Hymns #284Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H123Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d652
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d665
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d648
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #138Page Scan
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #91Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #192Page Scan
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