Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 50 hymnals

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Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er,
They strike me with surprise;
Not all the sands that spread the shore
To equal numbers rise.

My flesh with fear and wonder stands,
The product of thy skill;
And hourly blessings from thy hands
Thy thoughts of love reveal.

These on my heart by night I keep;
How kind, how dear to me!
O may the hour that ends my sleep
Still find my thoughts with thee!



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #580

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: Lord, when I count thy mercies o'er
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #30Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #601Page Scan
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A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #601Page 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 #601Page Scan
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 #161aPage Scan
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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.CXXXIX.IIITextPage Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #503Page Scan
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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #439Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #266bTextPage 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.) #266bTextPage Scan
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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.) #CXXXIXfTextPage Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #369Page Scan
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Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d131
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d248
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Parish Psalmody #d465
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P139ePage Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d508
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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P139.8Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P139cPage 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 #139fPage Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #385Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d352
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DXXXIXPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #339Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d341
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 #601Page Scan
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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #580TextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P139cPage Scan
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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXXXIXfTextPage Scan
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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #139fPage Scan



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