To those who fear and trust the Lord

To those who fear and trust the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 To those who fear and trust the Lord,
His mercy stands for ever sure.
From age to age his promise lives,
And the performance is secure.

2 He spake to Abr'am and his seed:
"In thee shall all the world be bless'd!"
The memory of that ancient word
Lay long in his eternal breast.

3 But now no more shall Israel wait;
No more the Gentiles lie forlorn.
Lo! the desire of nations comes;
Behold! the promis'd seed is born.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #102

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #113

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #113

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