Courage, my soul, while God is near

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1 Courage, my soul! while God is near,
What enemy hast thou to fear?
How canst thou want a sure defence,
Whose refuge is Omnipotence?

2 Though thickest dangers crowd my way,
My God can chase my fears away:
My steadfast heart on Him relies,
And all those dangers still defies.

3 Though billows after billows roll
To overwhelm my sinking soul
Firm as a rock my faith shall stand,
Upheld by God's almighty hand.

4 In life His presence is my aid;
In death 'twill guide me through the shade,
Chase all my rising fears away,
And turn my darkness into day.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #512

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: Courage, my soul, while God is near
Author: Isaac Watts

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DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #324Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #324Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #324TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #267TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d71
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #389Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #451Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #389Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #389Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #371TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #512TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #471Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d144
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #471TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #471Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #471Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #471Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #471Page Scan
Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d19
The Book of Worship #337TextPage Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #389Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d56



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