I love the Lord; he heard my cries

I love the Lord; he heard my cries And pitied every groan

Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
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I love you, Lord; you heard my cries,
and pitied every groan;
Long as I live, when troubles rise,
I'll hasten to your throne.

I love you, Lord; you bow your ear;
you're ever good and just.
Then let my heart feel no despair!
Your power has all my trust.

If you behold me sore distressed,
you bid my pains remove;
I'll turn my soul to you, my rest,
and witness to your love.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #67

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: I love the Lord; he heard my cries And pitied every groan
Title: I love the Lord; he heard my cries
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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African American Heritage Hymnal #394TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #613
Chalice Hymnal #598Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #799Text InfoTextAudio
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #67Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #67Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #152TextFlexScore
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #439TextFlexScoreAudio
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #362Text
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #116CText
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #116D
Sing! A New Creation #226TextAudioPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #227TextAudio
Small Church Music #6326Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2903TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #511Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #617Text
Worship and Song #3142Text
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #323
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