When pain and anguish seize me, Lord

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When pain and anguish seize me, Lord,
all my support is from your word:
my soul despairs in heaviness;
uphold me with your strengthening grace!

The wicked hate me with no cause,
they hate to see me love your laws;
but I will trust and love your name
till pride and malice die in shame.

Your precepts make me truly wise;
I’ll spurn vain thoughts that may arise;
I will not take a sinner’s road;
I yield me to your law, O God.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #88

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: When pain and anguish seize me, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP119rPage Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #235bTextPage Scan
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.) #235bTextPage Scan
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.) #221bTextPage Scan
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 (Corr. and enl.) #CXIXqTextPage Scan
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #88TextPage Scan
Parish Psalmody #d931
Parish Psalmody #d947
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P119qPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d903
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d929
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.280Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P119.17Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P119qPage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #119qPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #297Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #360TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P119qPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P119.XVIIPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P119qPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXIXqTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P119qTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #229bTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #119qPage Scan
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