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The praises of my tongue

The praises of my tongue

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 59 hymnals

Representative Text

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

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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.

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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.

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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 >

Text Information

First Line: The praises of my tongue
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 59 of 59)

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #26

Chapel Hymns #d531

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d876

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Church Harmonies #930

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Church Psalmist #P71d

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Church Psalmist #P71d

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Church Psalmist #P71d

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Divine and Moral Songs #HVIII

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Divine Songs for Children #VIII

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Divine Songs #8

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d125

Hymns for Schools and Families #d462

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d419

Linden Harp #d144

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Linden Harp #64b

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d157

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Mission Songs #126

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d658

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H588

Sabbath Songs #d159

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #561

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Songs, Divine and Moral #52

Sunday School Hymn Book #d150

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #7

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #103

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The Baptist Psalmody #1055

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d377

The Carol #d108

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The Child's Hymn Book #95

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The Congregational Hymn Book #902

The Golden Harp #d315

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The Gospel Psalmist #857

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The Jewel #136

The Millennial Harp #d425

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d127

The New Village Harmony #d110

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The Psalmody #894

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The Sabbath School Harp #[42]

The Sacred Lute #d321

The School Psalter #d269

The Social Harp. Rev. #d353

The Social Harp #d294

The Sunday School Melodist #d94

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The Sunday School Singing Book #42

The Vestry Hymn Book #d446

The Village Hymn book #d256

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The Wesleyan Minstrel #30

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Watt's Divine Songs For the use of Children #8

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