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Think, mighty God, on feeble man

Think, mighty God, on feeble man

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 64 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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Instances

Instances (1 - 64 of 64)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #612Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d152
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #212Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #178Page Scan
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d300
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP89hPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d909
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #157Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1022
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P89fPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P89fPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P89fPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P89.6Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P89fPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #911Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #165TextPage Scan
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.) #165TextPage Scan
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.) #155TextPage Scan
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 (Corr. and enl.) #LXXXIXhTextPage Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #181Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #182Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d375
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #P24Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #P24Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d291
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P89fPage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d979
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #32Page Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d149
Parish Psalmody #d809
Parish Psalmody #d823
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P89hPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d799
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d829
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d986
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.189Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P89.8Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P89.6Page Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #89iPage Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d459
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d457
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #LXXXIXdPage Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #674Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #904Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #312Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #312Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #312Page Scan
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #222Page Scan
The Christian Harmony #d118
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P89fPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d563
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #202Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1004Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #6637TextScoreAudio
The Musical Olio: containing I. a concise introduction to the art of singing by note. II. a variety of psalms, tunes, hymns, and set pieces, selected principally from European authors... #105Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #174Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #672TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #LXXXIXhTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P89hTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #157TextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #89hPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #89aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1057
The Saints' Harp #d887
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