Soon shall we meet again

Soon shall we meet again

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Soon shall we meet again,
Meet ne'er to sever,
Soon shall peace wreathe her chain
Round us forever;
Our hearts can ne'er repose,
Safe from each blast that blows.
In this dark vale of woes;
Never, no, never!

2. Soon shall love freely flow
Pure as life's river;
Soon shall sweet friendship glow,
Changeless forever.
Where joys celestial thrill,
There bliss each heart shall fill.
And fears of parting chill
Never, no, never!

3. Then to that world of light
Take us, dear Saviour;
May we all there unite,
Blessed forever;
Where kindred spirits dwell,
There may our music swell,
And time our joys dispell
Never, no, never!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #932

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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