Sweet muse, descend, and bless the shade

Sweet muse, descend, and bless the shade

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 10 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: Sweet muse, descend, and bless the shade
Author: Isaac Watts

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Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d299

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d214

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #133

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #133

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d506

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #122

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #229

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