Thou God of love, thou ever-blest

Thou God of love, thou ever-blest

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: SHALOM 120
Published in 45 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O God of love, forever blest,
pity my suffering state.
When will you set my soul at rest
from lips that love deceit?

Refrain:
Too long my soul (has made its home)
with those who lift the sword.
I am for peace; (but when I speak),
they make for war.

2 I cried in trouble to the Lord,
and he has answered me.
From lying lips and crafty tongue,
O Lord, my soul set free. [Refrain]

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #283

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: Thou God of love, thou ever-blest
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Too long my soul with those who lift
Copyright: Public Domain

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Lift Up Your Hearts #283

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Psalms for All Seasons #120C

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The Cyber Hymnal #12487

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