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Time, like an over flowing stream, sweeps

Time, like an over flowing stream, sweeps

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 3 hymnals

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: Time, like an over flowing stream, sweeps
Author: Isaac Watts

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d159

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d156

National Hymns #d133

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