Forsaken, Yet Hoping

Happy the hours, the golden days

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Happy the hours, the golden days,
When I could call my Jesus mine,
And sit, and view his smiling face,
And melt in pleasures all divine.

2 But now he's gone (O mighty wo!)
Gone from my soul and hides his love!
I hate the sins that griev'd him so,
The sins that forc'd him to remove!

3 Yet let my hope look through my tears,
And spy afar his rolling throne,
His chariot through the cleaving spheres
Shall bring the bright Beloved down.

4 Swift as a roe flies o'er the hills,
My soul springs out to meet him high:
Then shall the conqu'ror turn his wheels
And climb the mansions of the sky.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #395

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: Happy the hours, the golden days
Title: Forsaken, Yet Hoping
Author: Isaac Watts

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Hymns of the Higher Life #69Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #395Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #395TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #395Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #395Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #395Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #395Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #392Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCXCIIPage Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #242Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #242Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #242Page Scan



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