Thy people, Lord, have ever found

Thy people, Lord, have ever found

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Thy people, Lord, have ever found
'Tis good to bear thy rod;
Afflictions make us learn thy law,
And live upon our God.

2 This is the comfort we enjoy;
When new distress begins,
We read thy word, we run thy way,
And hate our former sins.

3 Thy judgment, Lord, are always right,
Though they may seem severe;
The sharpest sufferings we endure
Flow from thy faithful care.

4 Before we knew thy chastening rod,
Our feet were apt to stray;
Now may we learn to keep thy word,
Nor wander from thy way.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVI

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: Thy people, Lord, have ever found
Author: Isaac Watts

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d782

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #91

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVI

The Good Old Songs #d565

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