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To God I made my sorrows known

To God I made my sorrows known

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 46 hymnals

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To God I made my sorrows known,
From God I sought relief;
In long complaints before his throne
I poured out all my grief.

My soul was overwhelmed with woes,
My heart began to break;
My God, who all my burden knows,
He knows the way I take.

On every side I cast mine eye,
And found my helpers gone;
While friends and strangers passed me by,
Neglected or unknown.

Then did I raise a louder cry,
And called thy mercy near,-
"Thou art my portion when I die;
Be thou my refuge here."

Lord, I am brought exceeding low,
Now let thine ear attend,
And make my foes who vex me know
I've an almighty Friend.

From my sad prison set me free,
Then shall I praise thy name,
And holy men shall join with me
Thy kindness to proclaim.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #33

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: To God I made my sorrows known
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #411

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #432

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American Psalmody #69b

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Church Hymn Book #P.CXLII

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Church Psalmist #P142

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Church Psalmist #P142

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Church Psalmist #P142

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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.) #268

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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.) #251b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #268

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #251b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXLII

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #313b

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Evangelical Musick #98b

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Hymns for Christian Melody #25

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Musica Sacra #110

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d154

Parish Psalmody #d847

Parish Psalmody #d861

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d835

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d868

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d837

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.321

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P142

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P142.1

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #142

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P142

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The Columbian Repository #342

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The Congregational Hymn Book #585

The Imperial Harmony #d293

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #33

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The Psalms and Hymns #P142

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The Psalms of David #CXLII

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The Psalms of David #P142

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The Psalms of David #262a

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #142

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #320d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1114

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The Vocal Companion #58

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