Ye sons of men, a feeble race

Ye sons of men, a feeble race

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 68 hymnals

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Let all the earth, all time and space,
all people, everywhere,
come make the Lord your dwelling place,
come, try and trust God's care.
God, I’ll sing praises to your name,
and in your strength rejoice;
when your salvation is my theme,
exalted be my voice!

You give the angels charge to keep
my feet in all your ways;
they watch my pillow while I sleep,
and guard my waking days.
Their hands shall bear me, lest I fall
and dash against the stones;
are they not servants at your call,
to guard your faithful ones?

"Because you set your love on me,
I'll save you," (says the Lord);
"I'll keep your soul most willingly,
with my all-powerful word.
For those to whom my name is known,
I'll honour them in heaven;
there my salvation shall be shown,
and endless life be given."


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #39

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: Ye sons of men, a feeble race
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #7772
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #442

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #442

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #442

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #442

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #442

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #442

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1219

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #171

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #161

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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.) #171

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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.) #161

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d251

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #153

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In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #39

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d385

Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d183

Parish Psalmody #d1001

Parish Psalmody #d1020

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d970

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1194

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.196

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P91.4

The Christian Psalter #d677

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The Cyber Hymnal #7772

The Modern Psalmist #d392

The National Psalmist #d253

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d344

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #628

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P91b

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #163

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