Think, mighty God, on feeble man

Think, mighty God, on feeble man

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 66 hymnals

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Think, mighty God, on feeble man;
How few his hours! how short his span!
Short from the cradle to the grave
Who can secure his vital breath
Against the bold demands of death,
With skill to fly, or power to save?

Lord, shall it be for ever said,
"The race of man was only made
For sickness, sorrow, and the dust?"
Are not thy servants day by day
Sent to their graves, and turned to clay?
Lord, where's thy kindness to the just?

Hast thou not promised to thy Son
And all his seed a heav'nly crown?
But flesh and sense indulge despair:
For ever blessed be the Lord,
That faith can read his holy word,
And find a resurrection there.

For ever blessed be the Lord,
Who gives his saints a long reward
For all their toil, reproach, and pain:
Let all below and all above
Join to proclaim thy wondrous love,
And each repeat their loud Amen.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #672

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: Think, mighty God, on feeble man
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #612

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d152

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #212

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American Psalmody #178

Asaph #d300

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d909

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Church Choral-Book #157

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1022

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Church Psalmist #P89f

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Church Psalmist #P89f

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Church Psalmist #P89f

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Church Psalmody #P89.6

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Church Psalmody #P89f

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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.) #165

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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.) #155

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #165

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #155

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #LXXXIXh

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #189b

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Evangelical Musick #181

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Evangelical Musick #182

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d375

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P24

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P24

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d291

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P89f

Melodies of the Church #d979

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Musica Sacra #32

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d149

Parish Psalmody #d809

Parish Psalmody #d823

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d799

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d986

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.189

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P89.8

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P89.6

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #89i

Sacred poetry #d459

Sacred Poetry #d457

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Sacred Poetry #LXXXIXd

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #674

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Songs of Pilgrimage #904

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #312

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #312

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #312

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The Christian Harmonist #222

The Christian Harmony #d118

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P89f

The Christian Psalter #d563

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The Columbian Repository #202

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The Congregational Hymn Book #1004

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The Cyber Hymnal #6637

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The Musical Olio #105

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The New York Choralist #174

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #672

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The Psalms of David #LXXXIXh

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The Psalms of David #P89h

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The Psalms of David #157

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #89h

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #89a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1057

The Saints' Harp #d887

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