The aged Saint's Reflection and Hope

My God, my everlasting hope

Author: Isaac Watts
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God, you’re my everlasting hope,
I lean upon your truth;
your hands have held my childhood up,
and strengthened all my youth;

still has my life new wonders seen
unfolding every year;
behold, my days that yet remain,
I trust them to your care.

Then, in the history of my age,
when others view my days,
they'll read your love on every page,
in every line, your praise.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #30

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: My God, my everlasting hope
Title: The aged Saint's Reflection and Hope
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



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