Thus I resolved before the Lord

Thus I resolved before the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 Thus I resolved before the Lord,
"Now will I watch my tongue,
"Lest I let slip one sinful word,
"Or do my neighbour wrong."

2 Whene'er constrained awhile to stay
With men of lives profane,
I'll set a double guard that day,
Nor let my talk be vain.

3 I'll scarce allow my lips to speak
The pious thoughts I feel,
Lest scoffers should th'occasion take
To mock my holy zeal.

4 Yet if some proper hour appear,
I'll not be over-aw'd,
But let the scoffing sinners hear
That we can speak for God.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXXIX.I

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: Thus I resolved before the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d457

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d261

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d540

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #219

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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.) #76a

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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.) #70a

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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.) #76a

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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 (4th ed.) #70a

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Hymns for Christian Melody #848

Parish Psalmody #d829

Parish Psalmody #d843

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d819

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1011

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.90

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P39.1

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d127

The Church Hymn Book #d1024

The Gospel Praise Book #d459

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #722

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #321

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XXXIXa

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P39a

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #71

The School Psalter #d297

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