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Our sins, alas, how strong they be!

Our sins, alas, how strong they be!

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 57 hymnals

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Our sins, alas, how strong they be!
And like a violent sea,
They break our duty, Lord, to thee,
And hurry us away.

The waves of trouble, how they rise!
How loud the tempests roar!
But death shall land our weary souls
Safe on the heav'nly shore.

There, to fulfil his sweet commands,
Our speedy feet shall move
No sin shall clog our winged zeal,
Or cool our burning love.

There shall we sit, and sing, and tell
The wonders of his grace,
Till heav'nly raptures fire our hearts,
And smile in every face.

For ever his dear sacred name
Shall dwell upon our tongue,
And Jesus and salvation be
The close of every song.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.86

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Our sins, alas, how strong they be!
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d610

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #588

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #508

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Always Welcome #59

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #581

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Christian Melodies #309

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Christian Melodies #309

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Church Choral-Book #219

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #86

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d852

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d132

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Church Psalmody #H402

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Church Psalmody #402

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Evangelical Hymns #218

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Fount of Blessing #33

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #565

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #407

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.LXXXVI

Hymns Selected #d166

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d165

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #402

Melodies of the Church #d816

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d654

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d668

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.86

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #177

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Psalms and Hymns #435

Revival Hymns #d49

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1280

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The Baptist Psalmody #1273

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d143

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The Christian Melodist #531

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The Christian Psalmist #254

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The Columbian Repository #590

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The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler #49

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The Lyrica #300

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The Psalmist #1155

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The Psalmist #1155

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The Psalmody #1177

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #687

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The Psalms of David #II.LXXXVI

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B86

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #347a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d854

The Sanctus #d192

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The Social Psalmist #341

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d187

The Tabernacle #d242

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