Great God, create my heart anew

Great God, create my heart anew

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MEADOWOODS LANE
Published in 4 hymnals

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Great God, create my heart anew,
and form my spirit pure and true;
O make me wise and good, to see
my danger, and my remedy.

Create my nature pure within,
and form my soul averse to sin;
let your good spirit ne’er depart,
nor hide your presence from my heart.

O may your love inspire my tongue!
Salvation shall be all my song;
and all my powers shall join to bless
the Lord, my strength, my righteousness.



Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #20

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: Great God, create my heart anew
Author: Isaac Watts

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