Assistance and Victory in the spiritual Warfare

For ever blessed be the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 108 hymnals

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For ever blessed be the Lord,
My Savior and my shield;
He sends his Spirit with his word,
To arm me for the field.

When sin and hell their force unite,
He makes my soul his care,
Instructs me to the heav'nly fight,
And guards me through the war.

A friend and helper so divine
Does my weak courage raise;
He makes the glorious vict'ry mine,
And his shall be the praise.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #359

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: For ever blessed be the Lord
Title: Assistance and Victory in the spiritual Warfare
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English

Notes

For ever blessed be the Lord. J. Watts. [Psalms cxliv.] In his Psalms of David, 1719, this version in 3 stanzas of 4 lines forms the first of three CM. hymns on Psalms cxliv., and is accompanied with the following note:—

"The sense of a great part of this Psalm is found often repeated in the Book of Psalms. I have therefore only taken three small parts of it, and form'd three distinct hymns on very different subjects."

Although frequently found in the older collections its modern use is limited.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 100 of 108)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d203
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #194Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #546Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #190Page 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.) #190Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #190TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d38
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d96
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #634Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #185Page Scan
A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #163Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d153
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d144
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #887Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #185Page 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 #185Page Scan
American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #179Page Scan
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d66
Bells of Bethleham #d22
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #176dPage Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #214Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #53Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #289Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #289Page Scan
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.) #WP144aPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d240
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXLIV.ITextPage Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d277
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P144bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P144bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P144bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P144.1Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P144aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #154Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #372Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #39Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S79Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #270aTextPage 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.) #270aTextPage 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.) #253TextPage 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.) #CXLIVaTextPage Scan
Eden Echoes #d21
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d15
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #94bPage Scan
Glad Hosannas #d26
Glory Songs #d26
Gospel Hymns #d121
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d89
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #212Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #212Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d57
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #49Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #315Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d76
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #176Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d206
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #176TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #176Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #176Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #176Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #176Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P144aPage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d259
Parish Psalmody #d176
Parish Psalmody #d181
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d73
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P144aPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d203
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d207
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d195
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d200
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.323Text
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... #P144.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P144.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P144aPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P144aPage 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 #144aPage Scan
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #503Page Scan
The Awakening Trumpet #d24
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #692Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #269Page Scan
The Beacon Light #d25
The Christian Hymnal, Hymns with Tunes for the Services of the Church #41Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P144aPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P144aPage Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #392Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #203Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #344Page Scan
The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d32
The Harp #101Page Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #200Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d91
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 #185Page Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #332Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #616Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #616Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #359TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P144aPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P144.IPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P144aPage Scan



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