The Lord appears my helper now

The Lord appears my helper now

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 48 hymnals

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The Lord appears my helper now,
Nor is my faith afraid
What all the sons of earth can do,
Since heav'n affords its aid.

'Tis safer, Lord, to hope in thee,
And have my God my friend,
Than trust in men of high degree,
And on their truth depend.

Like bees, my foes beset me round,
A large and angry swarm;
But I shall all their rage confound
By thine almighty arm.

'Tis through the Lord my heart is strong,
In him my lips rejoice;
While his salvation is my song,
How cheerful is my voice!

Like angry bees, they girt me round;
When God appears they fly;
So burning thorns, with crackling sound,
Make a fierce blaze and die.

Joy to the saints and peace belongs;
The Lord protects their days:
Let Isr'el tune immortal songs
To his almighty grace.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #367

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: The Lord appears my helper now
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d973

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #219c

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #206c

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (3rd. ed.) #219c

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (4th ed.) #206c

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d258

Parish Psalmody #d765

Parish Psalmody #d779

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d761

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.258

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P118.1

The National Psalmist #d180

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #367

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P118a

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #212b

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d212

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