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Our life is ever on the wing And death is ever nigh

Our life is ever on the wing And death is ever nigh

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 19 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 And death is ever nigh
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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DANBURY (Read)


ELIDA (11232)


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Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #77

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #77

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #77

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #207

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #134

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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch #a174

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Hymns and Tunes #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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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #138

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The American Vocalist #91

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #192

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