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Yes I have found 'tis good for me

Yes I have found 'tis good for me

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: NERVIG
Published in 2 hymnals

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God, I have found it’s good for me
to yield me to your rod;
your guidance helps me learn your law,
to lean upon you, God.

Before I knew your chastening rod,
my feet were apt to stray;
but now I’ve learned to keep your word,
nor wander from your way.

This is a comfort I enjoy:
if new distress begins,
I read your word, I walk your way,
and shun all former sins.

I know your judgments, Lord, are right,
though they may seem severe;
the sharp reproaches I endure
flow from your faithful care.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #85

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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