God shall preserve my soul from fear

God shall preserve my soul from fear

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: EZEKIEL
Published in 3 hymnals

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God, you preserve my heart from fear,
a shield when I'm afraid;
ten thousand angels must appear,
when you command their aid.

By morning light I'll seek your face,
at noon repeat my cry;
the night shall hear me ask your grace,
nor will I be denied.

I cast my burdens on you, Lord,
for you sustain us all;
my courage rests upon your word;
your faithful will not fall.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #21

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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Author: Isaac Watts

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