When we devote our youth to God

When we devote our youth to God

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 22 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: When we devote our youth to God
Author: Isaac Watts

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Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #69

Grammar School Hymn Book #d297

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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #126

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d187

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d489

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d91

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #637

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d285

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #166

Select Psalms and Hymns for Youth and Suitable for All Singing Schools #d52

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d416

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d409

The Christian Psalter #d646

The Gospel Hymnal #d698

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d273

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #178

The Village Hymn book #d299

Youthful Voices #d250

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