The praises of my tongue

The praises of my tongue

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 59 hymnals

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The praises of my tongue
I offer to the Lord,
That I was taught and learnt so young
To read his holy Word.

That I am taught to know
The danger I was in;
By nature, and by practice too,
A wretched slave to sin.

That I am led to see
I can do nothing well;
And whither shall a sinner flee,
To save himself from hell?

Dear Lord, this book of thine
Informs me where to go,
For grace to pardon all my sin,
And make me holy too.

Here I can read and learn
How Christ, the Son of God,
Did undertake our great concern;
Our ransom cost his blood.

And now he reigns above,
He sends his Spirit down,
To show the wonders of his love,
And make his Gospel known.

O may that Spirit teach,
And make my heart receive
Those truths which all thy servants preach,
And all thy saints believe.

Then shall I praise the Lord
In a more cheerful strain,
That I was taught to read his Word,
And have not learnt in vain.

Divine and Moral Songs, 1866

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 praises of my tongue
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Language: English



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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d266
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #206Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #26
Chapel Hymns #d531
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d876
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #930Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P71dPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P71dPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P71dPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #773Page Scan
Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HVIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs for Children #VIIITextPage Scan
Divine Songs: attempted in easy language, for the use of children #8Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d125
Hymns for Schools and Families #d462
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #333Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d162
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d419
Linden Harp #d144
Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #64bPage Scan
Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d157
Mission Songs: a collection of hymns and music, designed for Sabbath schools #126Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d658
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H588Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d249
Sabbath Songs #d159
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #5Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #8Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #41Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #561Page Scan
Songs, Divine and Moral #52Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d150
Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #7Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #151bPage Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #103Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1055Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d377
The Carol #d108
The Child's Hymn Book #95Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #902Page Scan
The Golden Harp #d315
The Gospel Psalmist #857Page Scan
The Jewel: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Sabbath school, designed as a supplement to "The Gem" #136Page Scan
The Millennial Harp #d425
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #473Page Scan
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d127
The New Village Harmony #d110
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #894Page Scan
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #[42]Page Scan
The Sacred Lute #d321
The School Psalter #d269
The Social Harp. Rev. #d353
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d294
The Sunday School Melodist #d94
The Sunday School Singing Book: being a collection of hymns with appropriate music, designed as a guide and assistant to the devotional exercises of Sabbath schools and families...(3rd ed.) #42Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn Book #d446
The Village Hymn book #d256
The Wesleyan Minstrel: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes. 2nd ed. #30Page Scan
Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #8Page Scan
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