Must friends and kindred droop and die

Must friends and kindred droop and die

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 44 hymnals

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Must friends and kindred droop and die,
And helpers be withdrawn?
While sorrow with a weeping eye
Counts up our comforts gone?

Be thou our comfort, mighty God!
Our helper and our friend;
Nor leave us in this dangerous road,
Till all our trials end.

O may our feet pursue the way
Our pious fathers led!
With love and holy zeal obey
The counsels of the dead.

Let us be weaned from all below,
Let hope our grief expel,
While death invites our souls to go
Where our best kindred dwell.

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, 1806

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: Must friends and kindred droop and die
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d502
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #337Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #608Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #444Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #444Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #444TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #375TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d212
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #606Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #606Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #463Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #463Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #514Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d321
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d318
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #405Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #514Page 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 #514Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d580
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d320
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #597Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #102aPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #710Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d479
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #710TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d90
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #710Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #710Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #710Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #710Page Scan
Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d131
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.47Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d283
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d271
The Book of Praise #d202
The Good Old Songs #d356
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #140Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #536Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #536Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d188
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 #514Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d381
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #663TextPage Scan
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #488Page Scan



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